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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Wednesday, April 18, 2018
4:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's Lyon Street
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309


Thursday, April 19, 2018
11:00 am
Shepherd of the Valley Church
3900 Ashworth Road
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Alexander Shults

Alexander Shults, 28, went to his heavenly home on April 13, 2018. Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 18 at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street in Des Moines from 4 to 7 p.m. and the funeral service on Thursday, April 19 at 11 a.m. at Shepherd of the Valley Church, 3900 Ashworth Rd in West Des Moines.

Alex was born April 20, 1989 in Topeka, KS to Rick and Marilyn Shults. He graduated from Topeka West High School in 2007 and was enrolled at DMACC in the nursing program. He worked for Mercy Hospital as a phlebotomist. Alex loved cars, animals, swimming, the Cardinals, and his dogs, Toby and Sammy. Alex was very kind hearted and possessed a contagious laugh.

He will be deeply missed by his parents; sisters, Julianna Shults, and Christina (James) Siva; his fiancé, Emily Schmitz; his nephews, Jack and Phillip Siva; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Jasper County Animal Rescue League or Shepherd of the Valley Church. Condolences at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.