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

Lia Modde

Funeral Director

Lia Modde came to Hamilton’s as a Family Services Assistant in 2006. She worked in the health-care field until she enrolled in the Mortuary Science program at Des Moines Area Community College, fulfilling her dream of becoming a funeral director. She completed her internship at Hamilton’s in October 2008 and received her funeral director license.

Her three children keep her very busy with their sporting events, book clubs, and dance lessons. Lia is a member of the PTA at her children’s schools. She enjoys playing co-ed softball during the spring, summer and fall seasons, racquetball in the winter, and waterskiing.