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

Galen Duckstein

System-Wide Support Person

Galen joined the Hamilton’s staff in 2011 as a System Wide Support Person serving all locations as needed. He graduated from Des Moines Area Community College with an Associate of Applied Science degree and has lived in nearby Prairie City all his life. He and his wife Gwen have two grown children.

Galen’s extensive experience as a handyman and in an engineering environment serves him well in keeping buildings and equipment in top working order. He is strongly motivated to help our clients and staff in whatever opportunity presents itself.

In his spare time, Galen is active in his church, Grandview Church of Christ. He also enjoys spending time with family and working in his workshop.