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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Celebration of Life
will be held in the spring


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines


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

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Richard D. Miller

Des Moines

Richard David Miller was born July 9, 1946, in Des Moines, Iowa, the son of Marion M. and Betty (McElvogue) Miller. He passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at the age of 71.

Richard was employed by National By Products for over 20 years. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing in his free time. Richard was a man with a heart of gold. He truly loved helping others and was very giving of help and time to anyone who needed it. He was a loving person who had a great sense of humor and he loved teasing people. Richard treasured time spent with his family, especially his grandson who was his pride and joy.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of almost 48 years, Michaele; daughter, Nicole (DJ) McNeeley; grandson, David McNeeley; brother, Jeff (Betty) Miller; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other loving family members, and special friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Betty Miller, Harold Armstrong and Marion Miller; brother, Benjamin Miller; niece, Cynthia Miller; and his mother-in-law, Ethel Peters.

A celebration of Richard’s life will be held in the spring. Please check back for more details.

Contributions may be directed to the family in loving memory of Richard.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.