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.

Service Details


Tuesday, January 16, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa


Wednesday, January 17, 2018
10:00 am
Cottage Grove Church
1050 24th Street
Des Moines, Iowa


Cremation following visitation
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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Samantha Grace Knaub Samantha Grace Knaub was born September 5, 2015, to Devin and Alexandra Knaub. She loved her siblings above all else. Her favorite pastime was playing with her big sis, Katie. Sammi was such a troublemaker with endless energy, that she earned herself the nickname “The Destructinator”. She was always climbing, playing and dancing the “Sammi Stomp”. In her quieter moments, she liked puzzles and coloring. Some of her favorite treats were donuts, ice cream and sprinkles.

Sammi brought joy to everyone! She always did what she could to make others smile. She loved Jesus and learned a lot being read the Bible. She had the most inspired prayers to Jesus that she delivered with joy.

Sammi went home on Sunday, January 7, 2018. She passed peacefully surrounded by the unending love of her family.

She is survived by her mommy and daddy, Alexandra and Devin; her siblings, Katie, David and Lincoln; grandparents, Robert and Denise Knaub and Guy and Deidre Dougherty; and many other family and friends.

There will be a visitation from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines. A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, January 17, at Cottage Grove Church, 1050 24th Street in Des Moines, with a luncheon to follow.