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

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William J Miller

Bill Miller, 86, passed away June 6, 2018 at the VA Hospital in Des Moines.

Bill was born March 21, 1932 in Ponca City, Oklahoma. He graduated from East High in Des Moines. Bill proudly served in the U.S. Navy. On March 15, 1957 he married Earlene Wasson. Bill retired from H&W Motor Freight after many years of service. He and his wife Earlene enjoyed 17 years of wintering in Mission, Texas. Bill also enjoyed vintage race cars, tinkering in his garage and was always willing to help anyone he could.

He is survived by his sons, Mike and Scott (Linda Reihsen) Miller; grandchildren, Ryan (Nikki) Miller, Shanna Miller, Anji Miller, Jennifer Miller, Matt (Renee) Miller, Nichole Miller, Johnny (Lindsey) Miller, Tyler Miller and Lynzie Miller; many great-grandchildren; and a host of beloved friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Thelbert and Thelma Smoin and his wife, Earlene.

Services are pending.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.