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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Friday, April 13, 2018
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Mitchellville Funeral Home
303 Center Avenue South
Mitchellville, Iowa


Saturday, April 14, 2018
11:00 am
Farrar United Methodist Church
11180 NE 134th Avenue
Maxwell, Iowa


Mitchellville Cemetery
Mitchellville, Iowa


Hamilton's Mitchellville Funeral Home
303 Center Avenue South
Mitchellville, Iowa 50169
(515) 967-0778

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Donna Jean Shissler

Donna J. Shissler, 83, passed away on April 8, 2018, in Des Moines. She was born August 20, 1934, in Vandalia to Elmer and Thelma Blood. Donna married Carroll Duane Shissler on March 11, 1954 in Ivy. Donna was an active member of Farrar United Methodist Church. She was an avid seamstress and enjoyed making quilts.

She is survived by her children, Vickie (Jim) DeCamp, Rick (Sue) Shissler and Dianna (Gordon) Kusel; 9 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; twin sister, Dona (Floyd) Seiberling, and Joan (Dwight) Surber; several nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Farrar United Methodist Church, 11180 NE 134th Ave. in Maxwell, with burial to follow at Mitchellville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s Mitchellville Funeral Home, 303 Center Ave. South, Mitchellville.

Memorials may be directed to the family to go towards a cause close to Donna’s heart.

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