Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Jeffrey J. Eickelschulte

Jeffrey J. Eickelschulte, age 48, of La Grange, Missouri, died Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 1:35 pm in his home.

Jeff Eickelchulte | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home ~ Quincy, IllinoisJeff was born December 11, 1970 in Quincy, Illinois the son of James and Marcia Voorhis Eickelschulte.

He graduated from Quincy High School in 1989. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree in business and social work from Quincy University. Jeff loved his work as a social worker at Levering Regional Health Care in Hannibal, MO.

He was an enthusiast in the Boy Scouts. He was a leader for scouts in Quincy, Canton, and Hannibal for many years, and involved in the local explorer post. Jeff would always volunteer to help at Summer Camp for the scouts, and even received the honor of being a Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow. Jeff was a life long enthusiast of the outdoors. He also would help out at the La Grange, MO Lion’s Club. He treasured spending with his family most of all, and was always willing to help anyone at anytime. Even through all his health issues, Jeff always had a positive attitude towards life.

Jeff is survived by his two children, Tyshai Eickelschulte, of Lebanon, IL, and Tyrelle Eickelschulte, of Quincy; his mother, Marcia (William) Watkins, of Quincy; his father, James Eickelschulte, of Haines, FL; a brother, Jason (Emily) Watkins, of Quincy; a sister, Janel Watkins, of Quincy; three nephews and a niece, Jackson Gibson, Austin, Chandler, and Margaret Watkins; aunt and uncle, Roger (Mary) Voorhis, and Velma (Bud) Holm; numerous cousins; and a great friend, Tabatha Smith.

Jeff was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents, and two uncles.

Services: 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Pastor Kendall Meyer officiating

Visitation: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.

Memorials: Mississippi Valley Council Boy Scouts of America


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. Jeff was a student of mine at Quincy University. He was a great guy and student. He cared for others. He will be missed.
    My sympathies to family and friends.

  2. Jeff was a good friend, we just reconnected at my dads funeral. We went to Eagles concert, had trip to Bass Pro once. It was a good time with Jeff. I’m unable to make the service, my thoughts and prayers are with your family. Until we meet again.

  3. Condolences to the family. He had the kindest of hearts. You will be missed deeply. No more tears. No more pain.

  4. I will miss you deeply, you were always a smiling face even during the most stressful of times. I will always thank you for that. Farewell my friend.

  5. The true meaning of Best Friend was always there for others in their times of need He was a blessing to us all Rest in Peace

  6. So sorry to hear this, Jeff was a very a kind hearted man that would do what he could to help others, my son loved talking to him when he would come to Levering he will be greatly missed!!!

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