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

Pearce Powers

Funeral Director

Pearce Powers began his career at Hamiltons as a Family Service Assistant and began his Mortuary Internship June 2008. Originally from southern Wisconsin, he moved to Iowa in 1995. Pearce says he enjoys the good people, family and the friendly environment Iowa has to offer.

After earning an AA degree from William Penn University, Pearce enrolled in the Mortuary Science Program at Des Moines Area Community College. He received his Funeral Director license in June of 2009.

Pearce is also a licensed massage therapist. He particularly enjoys working with people whom he can assist during their time of grief.