Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
July 11, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Just Do Something

As I was listening to Lou Simon on Sirius radio Saturday, I learned about the history of a song that I always liked growing up. It was Hugh Masekela’s ‘Grazing in […]

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June 15, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Fathers

We all have them and this Sunday we celebrate them. It’s the stories that go with them that make them the legends they are. I think a dad’s two major roles […]

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May 29, 2017
by William Spear

Will’s Greek Vinaigrette

Having food allergies has made enjoying some of my favorite recipes a challenge.  It also leads to much experimenting in the kitchen.  For years I have wanted to find a […]

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May 16, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Shrimp in Bacon Panko (Gluten Free)

  We recently resurrected an old recipe from our early marriage that was based on shrimp and Bacon Thins crackers. However, our eating habits have changes so much (gluten free/dairy […]

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April 26, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Our Japanese Maple/Mrs. Hansen’s Tree

  One of the landmark trees in Quincy has always been the Japanese Maple on the corner of 16th and State Street, in the front yard of the Hansen-Spear Funeral […]

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March 23, 2017
by Jeff Spear

12 Folds of Honor

Every honorably discharged active duty veteran is entitled to have military rites performed at his or her funeral or memorial service. In our area we are blessed to have two […]

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March 10, 2017
by Deb Brandt

Why attend?

My favorite teacher was Mrs. Crawley. She was my fifth grade teacher. And, although that was many years ago, her kindness stayed with me through the rest of my school […]

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February 17, 2017
by Jeff Spear

We owe them our lives

“Lots of boys not grown up yet will owe their life to it.”  These words were spoken to a reporter by Dr. Robert Oppenheimer when discussing the atomic bomb that […]

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February 15, 2017
by Deb Brandt

Winter Mourning

The long dark months of winter can be challenging for anyone. And, for those who mourn, they can be especially hard.  Midwest winters mean night creeps in through the edges […]

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February 5, 2017
by Brian Durante

Spear Family Cooking: Baked Salmon

I can’t say enough good about salmon. It’s packed with protein, and it has very little saturated fat. It is also a great natural source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which […]

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We had never planned a funeral before. The Spears and their staff made it completely comfortable and quite easy for our family to arrange a funeral to honor my husband. […]

— S.B.

The experience with Hansen-Spear could not have been better. Everything was absolutely perfect. They were very caring, considerate and respectful.

— L. S.

I was so impressed with the entire staff.  They knew the answer before we asked the question.

— L. B.