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.
· Learn More
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.

Service Details


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
5-7 pm
Celebration of Life
Bondurant Federated Church


Tuesday, August 8, 2017
7:00 pm
Balloon Release




Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home
105 Fourth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009
(515) 967-4272

Order Flowers
Order Flowers

Jaxson Horvatich


Jaxson Alan Horvatich, 3 month old son of Breanna Omundson and Chris Horvatich, died Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:17 PM at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City.

A Celebration of Life will be held 5-7 PM Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at Federated Church of Bondurant. A balloon release in honor of all Gastrochisis (lime green) and Pulmonary Hypertension (purple) babies will be held after the Celebration of Life at 7 PM.
Jaxson is survived by his mommy & daddy: Breanna and Chris; his grandparents: Val & Joanne Horvatich and Lynn & Todd Omundson; his aunts and uncles: Taylor Omundson, Nicholas Horvatich, and Jessica Horvatich; and several other loving family members and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Al Foundation, 6545 SE 6th Avenue Pleasant Hill, Iowa, in loving memory of Jaxson.