Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
February 6, 2019
by Jeff Spear

George Spear’s St. Louis Cardinal Contract

My dad, George, was one of the most fanatic, loyal Cub fans one could ever meet. During the very lean years, it was honestly difficult to attend a game in […]

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October 23, 2018
by Jeff Spear

Black is the new Gold

A common comment over the last decade has been about some color replacing black as the cool, in, trendy, sophisticated color. It usually refers to fashion as in the phrase, […]

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October 8, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 4

The final significant pieces of Lincoln memorabilia that we have displayed in the Lincoln Room are newspapers associated with the assassination, the funeral in New York City, and ultimately the […]

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September 21, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 3

This installment of our ‘tour’ of the Lincoln Room at Hansen-Spear will focus on memorial cards and mourning badges that George acquired while pursuing his hobby of stamp collecting.  The […]

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August 27, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 2

I will continue with my series about the collection of artifacts in ‘The Lincoln Room’ at the funeral home by focusing on several envelopes from the 1860’s that my father, […]

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August 20, 2018
by Jeff Spear

The Lincoln Room – Part 1

If you have not visited the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, I would encourage you to do so. It is a wonderful collection of authentic memorabilia and vignettes on Lincoln’s […]

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June 5, 2018
by Jeff Spear

A Working Vacation

  Sometimes a vacation becomes more than just kicking back and relaxing. Sometimes it takes on a purpose which entails some effort, but in the long run, it also relaxes […]

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April 19, 2018
by Tom Van Ness

The Best Seats in the House

The best seat in the house was a reference to a collection of seats located in Aisle 36, row 5, seats 1 – 4 located through Gate D at Wrigley […]

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April 6, 2018
by Jon Van Ness & Jeff Spear

Wrigley Field Memories with Jon Van Ness

I moved to Quincy in August 1981, I arrived a lifelong Cub fan. Quincy was and is predominately Cardinal country, it didn’t take me long to locate Jeff and George […]

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March 26, 2018
by Jeff Spear

How the Spear family became season ticket holders at Wrigley Field

  George Spear was one of the most loyal Chicago Cub fans around. Most people in Quincy knew of his loyalty, and it didn’t take long for someone to see […]

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Mom looked better in death and that was amazing.

— A. K.

I can’t say enough about the Spear’s experience.  It was professional all-the-way.  Even the follow-up has been more than expected.

— S. S.

Dear Will, Words fail me, and my husband for how kind you have been to us in this sudden and painful event.  You, sir, have taught me that kindness to […]

— S.M.