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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Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
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Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

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Thursday, October 2, 2008 5:00 - 7:00 PM, 7PM Prayer Svc Ss John & Paul Catholic Church 114 13th St. SE, Altoona


Friday, October 3, 2008 1:00 PM Ss John & Paul Catholic Church 114 13th St. SE, Altoona


Canfield Ivy Cemetery Ivy, Iowa



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Dylan Wentland

Dylan Wentland, 17, died Monday, September 29, 2008 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. He was born June 29, 1991 to Dennis and Shellie Wentland in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a student at the SE Polk Harbor in Altoona and was working for UPS. Dylan had a great love for racing motocross and wrestling, for which he competed only to win and succeed. He also enjoyed baseball, fishing and helping “dad” pour concrete, the best times were spent with his large family and lots of friends. Dylan is survived by his parents, Shellie and Dennis Wentland; brother, Jesse; sisters, Nikky, Savanna and Jessica; his niece, Paige, grandparents, Elaine Wentland and Sharon and Richard Dolash and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John Wentland and his uncle, Daryl Wentland He was a very happy person with a smile that we will always remember with awesome jokes and one liner’s. Special thoughts and prayers to his cousin Austin Courtney, who is in the University of Iowa Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, October 3, 2008 at Saints John and Paul Catholic Church in Altoona, Iowa, burial following at the Canfield Ivy Cemetery, Ivy, Iowa. Friends may visit with family from 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, October 2, 2008 with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at the church. Hamilton’s Altoona Funeral Home is handling arrangements. www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com