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

Dave Myers

Funeral Director

Dave began his work-life in funeral service in 1968 when he enlisted in the US Army Memorial Activities Department, serving in Quang Tri, South Viet Nam with the 5th d Army Division Grave Registration Team. Following his service in the military he completed studies at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, and earned a degree in History at Northeastern while working at Piser Memorial Chapels, serving the Jewish community of Chicago. Dave came to Hamilton’s Funeral Home in 1976. In 2000 Dave moved to Hawaii where he worked in a multi cultural funeral setting, loving the tropical climate. He returned to Des Moines in 2010 to enjoy his children and grandchildren, and is continuing his work-journey at Hamilton’s.