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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Tuesday, March 16, 2010
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines


Wednesday, March 17, 2010
10:00 am
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens


Cory Grove Cemetery
East of Elkhart


Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens

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Genevieve Mihalovich

Genevieve “Sis” Mihalovich, 92, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family Saturday, March 13, 2010 at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue, with burial to follow at Cory Grove Cemetery east of Elkhart.

Jennie was born January 12, 1918 in White Oak, Iowa the daughter of George and Blanche (Ault) Longnecker. She worked for Look Magazine, which later became CDS Publishing, retiring after 45 years of faithful service. Jennie enjoyed watching Lawrence Welk as well as her daily soap operas, especially Young and the Restless. She also enjoyed all aspects of politics, initiating many discussions with family and friends throughout her lifetime. Jennie enjoyed girls’ basketball, even playing in her younger years. She was a trailblazer for women, ahead of her time in pioneering for women’s equality.

Jennie is survived by her son, John (Diane) Mihalovich; daughter-in-law, Annette Mihalovich; grandchildren, Zach Mihalovich, Jason Mihalovich, Heather (Jason) Heidt and Jennifer Ashby; five great-grandchildren; brothers, Wes (Dorothy), Raymond (Dorothy), George Jr. (Nora) and Jerry (Sandy) Longnecker; sister Ruth Scharnweber; many nieces, nephews and her special friend, Darlene Martin. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Louis; her son, Mike; her parents; siblings, Charlie, Lawrence, Archie, Clyde, Guy, Ed and Vera Longnecker and Donna Baker.

The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Capitol Hill Christian Church in loving memory of Jennie.

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