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 Events

Hamilton's Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
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Community Events

Hamilton's Funeral Homes host a variety of events to serve and give back to our community.

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Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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John F. Cramblit

John Cramblit, 72, died on April 14, 2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines. He was born in Des Moines, on March 24, 1945, to Clare and Voral (Patterson) Cramblit.

John enjoyed target shooting, attending car shows and mostly spending time with his grandchildren. He worked for Meredith Corporation and R.R. Donelly for 38 years. John was in the US Air Force during Vietnam.

John is survived by his wife, Linda; son, John; daughter, Shannon; grandchildren, Rachael, Brandon, Leah and Trevor. He is preceded in death by his parents.

There are no services planned at this time.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hamiltonsfuneralhome.com