Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois
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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December 27, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Long lost Hansen family relatives

I received a very interesting email the other day. It was from Dr. Frank Hansen from Bonstrop, in Northern Germany (near Flensburg).  He was working on his family history and […]

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September 10, 2017
by Theresa Spear

Herbs, tomatoes, peppers & petunias in flower pots

Jeff and I love our bit of gardening, and many of the plants are in pots and raised gardens.  It is part of the evolution of gardening at our home. […]

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September 1, 2017
by Jeff Spear

Who is that hiding behind Tom Tresh?

  Stories of sorting through George’s stuff after he died. My dad was a stamp collector who focused on plate blocks (the corner of a sheet, normally four stamps with […]

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August 17, 2017
by Theresa Spear

It’s Tomato Harvest Time!

Actually, at our home, we have been harvesting cherry tomatoes for a couple months, and now the Roma, Heirloom and bigger tomatoes are ripe.  We grow enough to make soup […]

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July 28, 2017
by Jeff Spear

The Biebs, Bobby and the Bible

  Last week I got a news alert that Justin Bieber was banned from appearing in China, no doubt much to the dismay of teenage Chinese girls. Every decade or […]

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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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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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They are very efficient,   professional & caring.  I would recommend them to anyone.

— B.W.

We appreciated the Spear family and staff very much.  They handled every detail in an efficient and caring way.

— M.S.

I got to be with Will, who will always be one of my favorites. Seeing him work now as a capable and intelligent adult was so gratifying. Having him orchestrate […]

— M.