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.
· Learn More
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

Robert Christensen

Advanced Planning Consultant

Bob is an Advanced Planning Consultant for Hamilton’s. He was born and raised in Humboldt, Iowa. He graduated from Humboldt High School and the Don Martin School of Radio and Television Arts and Sciences in Hollywood, California. He founded Humboldt's first radio station and cable television system in 1970. He served in Governor Terry Branstad's Administration for ten years as a commissioner of the Iowa Real Estate Commission. Bob also served in President Ronald Reagan's Administration through various appointments. Before joining Hamilton's in February, 2003, he was in marketing in the funeral industry for nine years.

Bob has a daughter, Melanie, who lives in Humboldt with her husband and two children. Bob's son, Troy and his wife, reside in Cedar Rapids and have three children. Troy is the executive director of the P-G-A, Iowa Section.

Bob attends Westkirk Presbyterian in Urbandale, is a “voracious reader” and appreciates fine music. He is an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Minnesota Vikings fan, enjoys attending events at the Civic Center and playing golf.