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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 Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Norman E. Perry Norman Eugene Perry, age 64, passed away on March 1, 2018, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa. Norman was born on September 25, 1953, in Odessa, Texas, to Norman and Collene (Edwards) Perry.

Norman was a born again Christian and loved the Lord. He lived most of his life in California and enjoyed being out on the coast. Being visually impaired, he loved his talking books, his guide-dog, Rhett, and the city bus system that enabled him to remain active.

He is survived by his loving sister, Brenda (Larry) Botts, niece and nephew, Kimberly (Eddie) Meigs-Jaimes and Ethan (Megan) Meigs, great-nephew and nieces, Jade Jaimes, Julianne Jaimes, Ainsley Jaimes and Katilyn Meigs, and his extended family. Norman was preceded in death by his parents, Norman Perry and Erma “Collene” (Perry) Glover and his nephew, James Meigs.

Condolences may be expressed at: www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com