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Cemeteries

Montana Veterans Affairs Division Cemetery Program Contacts:

  • Cemetery Program Bureau Chief, Matt Manning (406) 721-2995
  • Program Administrative Specialist (406) 324-3742

 

Montana State Veterans Cemetery Manager (Fort Harrison):

  •  Corey Stelling     Office (406) 324-4793    Fax (406) 417-3301

 

Western Montana State Veterans Cemetery Manager (Missoula):

  •  Matt Manning     Office (406) 721-2995    Fax (406) 417-3287

 

Eastern Montana State Veterans Cemetery Manager (Miles City):

  •  Kurt Holmlund      Office (406) 218-2945    Fax (406) 417-3291

 

National Cemetery Association

 

The following documents are required for burial at the State Veterans Cemeteries:

 

Veteran:

  • A copy of the death certificate.
  • Discharge papers. (DD-214 or equivalent)
  • Burial transit permit for full body burial or cremation certificate. This will be provided by the Mortuary.
  • Headstone application: This will be filled out by the funeral home or the cemetery sexton. There is a $115.00 charge to set the headstone at all three State Veteran Cemeteries. The county of residence will pay $70.00 and the family will be responsible for the remaining $45.00. Out-of-state residents must pay the full $115.00 charge for setting the headstone.

 Spouse:

  • A copy of death certificate.
  • Discharge papers. (DD-214 or equivalent)
  • $800.00 fee for opening and closing of grave.
  • Headstone application. This will be filled out by the funeral home or the cemetery sexton. There is a $115.00 charge to set the spouses headstone at all three state veteran cemeteries.
  • Burial transit permit for full body burial or cremation certificate. This will be provided by the Mortuary.

Donations for all three cemeteries can be sent to: State Veterans Cemetery, P.O. Box 5715, Helena, MT 59604

For further information call your nearest state Veterans Service Office, or the Administration Office (406) 324-3742 or (406) 324-3740.