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 Academy of Grief and Loss offers a variety of services to educate, support and connect with those who are grieving.
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Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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Michael Patrick

Des Moines

Michael Warren Patrick, 61, of Des Moines, passed away on August 11, 2017. Michael was born on February 20, 1956, in Des Moines, Iowa to Jack and Betty (Warren) Patrick.

Mike graduated from Des Moines Tech High School. He was a loving and outgoing person. Mike loved spending time with his grandchildren and enjoyed cars.

Mike is survived by his mother, Betty; sons, Joseph (Stevie) and Chance (Danielle); his grandchildren, Jackson, Cooper and Sammi; sister, Debbie (Mike) Sweeney; and many other extended family and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jack.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family.

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