Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
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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January 24, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Saving the planet one sleeve (or Fire) at a time

  I’m the guy who walks into Starbucks with a ‘used’ cup sleeve and asks the barista to reuse it.  This is one of my personal ways to help save […]

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January 11, 2017
by Theresa Spear

Spear Family Cooking: Hummingbird Cake

Today I am sharing the Hummingbird cake recipe which in Quincy is known as the Quincy Service League Gift Show Hummingbird Cake.  It is a dessert which has been made […]

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December 27, 2016
by Deb Brandt-Buehler

Be Gentle With Yourself

The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve can be challenging for those who mourn. Whether it is your very first holiday season without your loved one, or your 5th, […]

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I always thought it was so odd when people remark how natural the deceased looks, but in Mom’s case, she did look beautiful and we have you to thank for […]

— M.

I want to thank you for all the literature you sent me for my college class.  These were a great tool to use for the Death and Dying Class.  The […]

— B.C.

Jeff, Theresa and their staff did everything they could to make this difficult time easier for all of us.

— T.D.