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.

Service Details


No visitation is planned at this time


Private graveside service in the spring


Cremation and burial


Hamilton's Mitchellville Funeral Home
303 Center Avenue South
Mitchellville, Iowa 50169
(515) 967-0778

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John W. Harper John W. Harper passed away on February 5, 2018 at the Mitchell Village Care Center.

John leaves behind a loving wife of 54 years, Darlene; two children, David and Scott and one grandchild.

John was born on September 26, 1935. After graduating from high school in Mitchellville, he was drafted in to the Army and served for 3 ½ years. He began working at Maytag in Newton, Iowa and retired from that company in 1991.

John will be cremated and a private graveside family service will be held at a later date this spring in Mitchellville.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mitchellville United Methodist Church in loving memory of John.

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