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.
Share:  

Service Details

Visitation:

Monday, December 11, 2017
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Tuesday, December 12, 2017
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Cremation following services
Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines

Arrangements:

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

Order Flowers
Order Flowers

Michael E. McKay

Des Moines

Michael Edward McKay, 74, passed away on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Mike was born March 21, 1943, to George Oliver McKay and Geraldine Dixon McKay. He was the fifth child in birth order. He graduated from North High School in Des Moines. Mike was hired in 1969 to Northwestern Bell and continued to work there for 33 years until his retirement from now Qwest, in 2002. He loved retirement and made the most of it. He was an avid sports fan and loved fishing and golfing. Mike cherished his role as mentor to his children and his grandchildren. He was very outgoing and made friends everywhere he went. He enjoyed trips to Prairie Meadows and like to gamble.

A more expanded life story will be completed soon.

Mike is survived by his beloved wife, Carlotta Burks-McKay; children, Michael McKay, Jr., Michelle “Mickey” McKay, Marka McKay, Brandi Ruffin (Edward), Michaela Arrington (Glenn), Angel Wolder, Kelly Burks and Nikki Burks (Robert); grandchildren, Michael III, Chelcie, Leon, Timica, Kadesha, Brandiunna, Edward III, Dayla, Kimora, Dámichael, Savanah, Kelly, Kelleesha and Marlisa; great-grandchildren, Aurieon, Devonta, Damarion, Nylah, Airah and Eva; siblings, Leonna Clayburn, George McKay, Jr., Mickie Baker, Angela Lewis, Christine Jordan and Ramona Moore; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Geraldine McKay; siblings, Mildred “Red”, Wiley, and Constance “Connie”; and grandchild, Leonná.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 12 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family in loving memory of Mike.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.