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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Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Lana Kay Peterson

Des Moines

Lana Kay Peterson, 59, passed unexpectedly Friday, March 17, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

She was born November 30, 1957, in Des Moines, Iowa to Lee and Doris (Titus) Leeper. Lana enjoyed the outdoors, painting, music, and loved her family. She attended Lee Town Assembly of God Church and last worked for Simpson College Sorority House as a cook.

She is survived by her sons, Jeremy Leeper-Peterson (Dawn) and Bert Knapp (Sara), sisters, Bonnie Gilleland and Wilma Bacon, several grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other extended family and friends.

Lana was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Lanny Leeper, and her husband, Bert “Chop” Johnson.

According to Lana’s wishes, cremation has occurred and there will be no services held at this time. A celebration of her life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the family in her loving memory.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.