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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Community Events

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

Service Details


Wednesday, April 13, 2011
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines


Thursday, April 14, 2011
1:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home


Oakwood Cemetery
Pleasant Hill



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Donnie McFadden

Donnie Lee McFadden, 50, passed away Monday, April 11, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, followed by burial at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Donnie was born on October 14, 1960, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Abner and Carolyn McFadden. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, camping, four-wheeling and spending time with his family. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, brother, and son.

Donnie is survived by his mother, Carolyn McFadden; sisters, Denise (Brian) Kinnaman and Diane (Donnie) Whisenand; children, Michael Parker, Timothy (Erika) Miller, Donnie McFadden Jr., Melissa (Mike) Byers, Dawn McFadden, and Donnie McFadden III; eleven grandchildren; three nieces; three nephews; grandmother, Lois Neff; and many other aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father, Abner McFadden.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.