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.

Our Staff

Tom Fredericksen

Funeral Director

Tom Fredericksen graduated from Sioux Falls College with a degree in Sociology and Psychology, and served his internship at Hamilton's Funeral Home in July of 1979 and continued as a licensed funeral director.

Tom and his wife Mary live on the east side of Des Moines and have four adopted children, Jonathan, Joshua, Angela and Molly. Tom enjoys fishing, reading, listening to music and spending time with his grandson Ping.