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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Community Events

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

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No visitation is planned at this time


A celebration of life will be held at a later date




Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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Rickie Eugene Carmichael

Rickie Eugene Carmichael, 62, passed away on February 10, 2018, surrounded by his family. He was born May 21, 1955, to Don and Shirley Carmichael in Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Saydel High School.

Rick loved the outdoors and fishing. He was a collector of many things and a jack of all trades!

Rick is survived by his stepmother, Lois Carmichael; brother, Jack Carmichael; children, Stacy Carmichael, Rickie Carmichael, and Angie Casady, and 7 grandchildren all of Colorado; son, Zach Clauson of Des Moines; stepchildren, Brian Butler, Brad Wadsworth, Brett Wadsworth, and Brandi Dacken all of Des Moines; 14 step grandchildren, and 5 step great-grandchildren.

Rick was preceded in death by his wife, Brenda (Wadsworth) Carmichael; father, Don Carmichael; mother, Shirley (Brown) Carmichael, and brother, Eddie Carmichael.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.