Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Raymond “Dale” Ellerbrock

Raymond “Dale” Ellerbrock , age 79, of Quincy, died Sunday, February 10, 2019, at 8:20 am in Blessing Hospital.

Dale Ellerbrock | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, IllinoisDale was born November 26, 1939 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of Raymond H. and Esther Buhre Ellerbrock. He married Kathy Taylor on September 8, 1961 in Lima, Illinois. She survives

Dale was employed at Moorman Manufacturing on the research farm, in sales, as a district manager, laborer, as manager of the third shift and as the assistant manager of the first shift. Dale retired from Moorman Manufacturing after 35 years of service, in 1995.

Dale was a member of The Crossing. He had always taken an active role in church activities and greatly enjoyed helping on mission trips with the youth. He was a former member of the Elks and Moose Lodges. Dale enjoyed swimming with the WaterBugs class at Quincy University. Dale had a love for sports and enjoyed watching games, especially if his St. Louis Cardinals were playing baseball or if Nebraska was playing football.

Survivors in addition to his wife, Kathy, include three children, Norman (Suzanne) Ellerbrock of Palmyra, MO, Anne (Keith) Wiltfang of Stillman Valley, IL, and Kim (Bill) Talken of Blue Grass, IA, nine grandchildren, Breeana (Robert) Deverger of Quincy, Ryan Hill of Las Vegas, NV, Emily (Jason) Watkins of Quincy, Brooke (Michael) Benesh of Oregon, IL, Amanda Mast of Davenport, IA, Kyle Mast of Dallas, TX, Bailey Wiltfang of Rockford, IL, and Andrew and Abigail Talken, both of Blue Grass, IA: six great grandchildren; two brothers, Harold Ellerbrock and Kenneth (Doni) Ellerbrock; two sisters, Charlotte Dahl and Janice Jackson; and nieces and nephews.

Raymond was preceded in death by his father, Raymond H. Ellerbrock, mother, Esther Ellerbrock, Brother, Roger Ellerbrock, sister, Shirley McGregor

Memorial Service: 11:30 am on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Pastor Brian Byquist officiating.

Visitation: 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Wednesday February 13, 2019 at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Crossing or Quincy University (for Waterbugs Scholarships)


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

  1. Kathy, I am so sorry for Dale’s passing but we all know he is at peace and with His Lord. May God’s arms surround you with His peace ! Prayers for you and family!

  2. Kathy and family, I’m so sorry to read about Dale’s passing. We enjoyed some wonderful times going out for dinner or coming to your home to visit. Lester always enjoyed working with Dale. Prayers for you and yours, love, Ginger Heitman

  3. Kathy, you and your family are in my prayers today. May God comfort you and your family at this difficult time.

  4. Kathy & Family,
    We want to let you know we are thinking about you and we have you & your family in our prayers.

  5. I am so sorry. thanks for giving me the chance to get to know you both. you are a very strong person.

  6. Kathy and family,
    Please know we are thinking about you and praying God will wrap his loving arms around you all to give you strength during this tough time.

  7. Kathy I am sending you big hugs and a lot of love. Dale is whole again and will never experience pain nor any other trials Prayers for strength for you.

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