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

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Saturday, October 7, 2017
2:30 pm
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa


Monday, October 9, 2017
1:00 pm
Urn burial
Glendale Cemetery
Tai Dam Section
Des Moines, Iowa


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

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Done Nguyen

Mr. Done Nguyen, 87, passed away Tuesday October 3, 2017. Mr. Nguyen was born July 3rd, 1930 to Tong Van Loune and Lo Thi No in Meung Kim (Son La Province) of Vietnam. Done was raised by Nguyen Hui Truc and Luong Thi Koung when he became an orphan.

Done is survived by his wife, Tong Thi Boune; son, Kouane Nguyen (Thiene); granddaughters, Linh (Det) Phanthavong and Evonn (Todd) Dorr; and four great grandchildren, Melehna and Dylan Phanthavong; and Keegan and Zoe Dorr.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 pm on Saturday October 7, 2017 at Hamilton’s near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Done.

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