What is Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss?

Death and grief are common human experiences, yet these experiences tend to be different for every individual. As a result, Hamilton's Academy of Grief & Loss offers a wide variety of resources available to you and your family as you begin to work through your grief.
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Academy of Grief and Loss
Academy Events

Academy Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
Community Events

Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

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Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Roger Dickinson

Roger Lee (Heavy) Dickinson, USN Ret., passed away October 21, 2012, in Newton, Iowa. He was born April 4, 1946, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Roger graduated from Saydel High School in 1965, and served in the U.S. Navy for 20 years, from 1965-1985.

He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Karen, and son, David Wayne Dickinson, from a previous marriage.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hospice Monarch Wing at Skiff Medical Center, Newton, Iowa.

No services will be held per Roger’s wishes.

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