Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois http://www.hansenspear.com Affordable cremation and funeral services in Quincy, Illinois and the TriStates area. Find information on grief support, legal issues, and other funeral related questions. Sat, 22 Apr 2017 01:17:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.9 12 Folds of Honor http://www.hansenspear.com/12-folds/ http://www.hansenspear.com/12-folds/#respond Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:48:39 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27527 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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Why attend? http://www.hansenspear.com/why-attend/ http://www.hansenspear.com/why-attend/#respond Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:33:51 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27473 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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We owe them our lives http://www.hansenspear.com/we-owe-them-our-lives/ http://www.hansenspear.com/we-owe-them-our-lives/#comments Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:43:42 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27385 “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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Winter Mourning http://www.hansenspear.com/winter-mourning/ http://www.hansenspear.com/winter-mourning/#respond Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:29:29 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27376 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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Spear Family Cooking: Baked Salmon http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-baked-salmon/ http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-baked-salmon/#respond Mon, 06 Feb 2017 05:29:10 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27305 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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Saving the planet one sleeve (or Fire) at a time http://www.hansenspear.com/saving_the_planet/ http://www.hansenspear.com/saving_the_planet/#comments Tue, 24 Jan 2017 21:57:27 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27244   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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Spear Family Cooking: Hummingbird Cake http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-hummingbird-cake/ http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-hummingbird-cake/#respond Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:44:39 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27093 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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Be Gentle With Yourself http://www.hansenspear.com/be-gentle-with-yourself/ http://www.hansenspear.com/be-gentle-with-yourself/#respond Tue, 27 Dec 2016 17:10:02 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27122 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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Spear Family Cooking: Greek Cabbage Casserole http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-greek-cabbage-casserole-2/ http://www.hansenspear.com/spear-family-cooking-greek-cabbage-casserole-2/#respond Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:07:46 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27094 This recipe is the result of many experiments. Will and I both played with the Greek cabbage roll recipe I developed after getting the basics from Katina and Bill “Vasili” […]

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The Need to Say ‘Goodbye’ http://www.hansenspear.com/the-need-to-say-goodbye/ http://www.hansenspear.com/the-need-to-say-goodbye/#respond Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:22:27 +0000 http://www.hansenspear.com/?p=27044   “A meaningful funeral celebration is about saying hello on the pathway to goodbye.” Dr Alan Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. Consider how you were […]

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