Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Paul Anthony Reagan

Paul Anthony Reagan, age 52, of Quincy, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018 in his home.

Paul Reagan | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILPaul was born June 12, 1966 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Eugene J. and Patricia A. Miller Reagan.

Paul was employed by the Quincy Herald Whig for 28 years. He started out in the mailroom and was a pressman before becoming disabled in 2011.

He graduated from St. Francis grade school in 1980 and Quincy Senior High in 1984. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church.

Paul was very artistic. His favorite past time was drawing for hours upon hours. He was also a history buff. He was a lifelong learner and loved reading about History. On good days, he also enjoyed taking his dog, Opie, to the dog park.

Paul always saw the best in people and had a good outlook on life regardless of the hand he was dealt. He was a very positive and faithful young man.

Paul leaves behind his parents; two sisters, Kim Reagan Neumann of Quincy and Christine Reagan (Peter) Loh of Dallas, TX; one niece and six nephews, Blaine, Blake, Kayla and Bailey Neumann, Jonathan Reagan, Peter Loh, Jr. and Samuel Loh; a great nephew, Syden, and a great nephew due in November; his lifelong friend and recipient of Paul’s last hug, David Trammel, Aunt Teresa Blank, Aunt Mary Kay (Mike) Sprinkle, Uncle Jack Miller, Uncle Dick Miller, and many cousins as well as his pets, Opie, Noodles, and Samei.

Paul was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Victor and Rosemary Reagan and his maternal grandparents, Harold and Margie Miller; two uncles, Jay Reagan and H. Ronald Miller, his aunt, Carol Miller Barrett, and his best friend, Marty Birchfield.

Paul would want us to celebrate his life and if possible please wear a ponytail to his funeral mass.

Services: 11:00 am Friday, September 14, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church, with Monsignor Michael Kuse officiating and luncheon to follow.

Burial: Private burial will be held in Calvary Cemetery.

Visitation: 9:30 – 11:00 am, Friday September 14, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Quincy Humane Society Dog Park and Blessed Sacrament Parish.


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.



  1. I was so saddened too hear about Paul, He was one of my favorite patients at Dr. Butlers office. Him an I had so many wonderful conversations an laughs. Rest in Peace Paul, I will truly miss you. My thoughts an Prayers are with the Reagan Family.

  2. I’m so sorry that your family is going through this tragic time. I remember Paul so fondly from growing up on Briarwood when you all were over at Vic & Rosemary’s. Rest peacefully, Paul, you will be dearly missed. My thoughts and healing prayers to all of your family.

  3. Rest In Peace, Paul. The entire Reagan family is in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs to you all during this incredibly difficult time.

  4. Christine and Family,

    May God’s comfort find you and your family doing this time of sorrow. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

    Jessica Rogers
    EPMO Family

  5. Pat and family, I am so, so sorry to learn of your son’s passing. You are in my thoughts and I pray that God’s grace will bring you peace and comfort.

  6. Pat, Gene, Christine, Kim and family-so sorry to hear about Paul. We have so many good neighbor memories. Prayers for Paul-and for all of you. You are in our thoughts at this sad time. John & Paulette Bozarth

  7. Paul will be greatly missed. He was always quick with a joke and accepting of all. We loved visiting with him and Opie!

  8. Ivan Hicks: Sending condolences to the family of Paul….he was a good friend got along with other’s…never a bad thing to say about our beloved friend….he will be sadly missed…..RIP Paul Reagan

  9. I’m sorry you’re going through this difficult time, and I’m praying for peace for you and your family.

  10. So sorry to hear about Paul. I remember when he worked at the Herald Whig. I always enjoyed talking with him. Prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  11. Sorry to hear of our belonged friend Paul…I worked with him numerous years at the Herald Whig in the mailroom…him & I were good friends while working together…he will be saddly missed…R.I.P. Paul

  12. Paul lived life on his own terms. And marched to the beat of his own drum. A free thinker-and free spirit.
    All of which is an uphill battle in this day and age.
    Blessings-and cheers to the next adventure.

  13. Christine and Family,

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Debra Spronz
    Tarrant County College

  14. All our love and prayers at this sad and difficult time. His family is all in our hearts,

    The Larry Loh family

  15. Paul was our neighbor before we moved a couple years ago, when Paul moved in next door we instantly had a connection with him. Paul had the biggest heart, and was the sweetest and kindest guy, and the fact that he took Opie in the way he did for us after he got sick showed just how kind that man was. (Opie was ours and Paul was his angel) I kept in touch with him over the years with quick phone calls to say hi, and visits when we were in the neighborhood (my sister lives in our old house) I will miss stopping over to say hello to him and the kitty cats. Please if you need anything, or if you need any help at all with Opie, or Noodles, or Samei please do not hesitate to reach out to me! (217) 577-3182 Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, Paul will be missed dearly.

  16. Sorry that we are out of town and not able to attend the services. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. Sorry for your loss. Had not seen Paul for years but I will always remember hanging out back in high school. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

  18. Kim, Christine, Pat & Gene:
    I am so sorry for your loss. Paul was a great guy and I considered him, as I do all of you, as an extended part of my family. He had a great sense of humor and I will miss him teasing me. God gained another great angel and I know he will watch over you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if there is anything you need or we can do. All our love.

  19. We are saddened at your loss and everyone who knew and loved Paul. I would like to think of him running around in heaven pain free and visiting with mom and Aunt Margie. Prayers

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