Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Why should you plan ahead for your funeral?

Hansen-Spear Facilities - Arrangement Office | Quincy, IllinoisWe plan for almost every event in our life; vacations, weddings, starting a family. We even plan for things that might happen; fires, floods, accidents. It makes sense to do some planning ahead for a funeral.

Family members are living all over the country now. It can be frustrating to deal with government agencies. Finding important documents like a marriage license or honorable discharge can take time. Planning ahead can make a complicated task easier.

Planning ahead can protect your family. There are many decisions to be made, and arranging things ahead of time can spare your family unnecessary tasks at a difficult time.

Planning ahead can save money. Costs for everything go up. By making arrangements now, you can pay for things so your cost will not increase. This way your life insurance or estate funds can go directly to your family.

Planning ahead can make sure that you and your family receive government benefits. We can show you what social security, veterans’ administration, or state public assistance benefits can be counted on.

Planning ahead will give you peace of mind. You will know that all decisions are made the way you wanted them, and that things are taken care of.

Once you decide on Planning Ahead, you can fill out our online pre-planning form or download a pdf that can be printed and filled out.  This form gatheres basic information that will be used for both a death certificate and as the framework for an obituary.  This is a good first step when you deiced to start planning ahead for your funeral arrangements.

Fill out the Planning Guide Online
Online Planning Guide

Download our 4 page Planning Guide
Planning Guide Download

Why you should Plan Ahead with Hansen-Spear

  • Pre-plan with Hansen-Spear Funeral HomeYou can arrange exactly what type of service that you desire.
  • You do not pay on this plan forever, and can purchase our trust plan regardless of age or physical condition–unlike ordinary burial insurance.
  • Surviving members of your family will not need to make major decisions on the type and price of funeral service that you would have desired.
  • Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors will guarantee our services and merchandise with the accumulated interest in the funeral trust.
  • Your personal statistical information can be filed with Hansen-Spear even without a trust fund. It will be of prime importance when the funeral arrangements are made. There is no obligation to pre-pay.
  • Hansen-Spear can assist you in making your cemetery arrangements ahead of time to save you money.
  • You can call Hansen-Spear, day or night, and we will arrange for transportation of deceased loved one from anywhere in the United States.
  • Your funds can be transferred without losing anything if you move from this area.
  • Your funds are protected. If our firm ever changes, your trust will still be 100% insured and you cannot lose any money.

Recent Obituaries

  • Roxanne A. Ennis Chockley:

    Roxanne A. Ennis Chockley, age 61, of 418 Washington, Quincy, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 12:52 pm in Sunset Home. Roxanne was born September 8, 1956 in Quincy, […]

  • Winona Ostermueller:

    Winona Ostermueller, age 92, of Quincy, died on Thursday, July 12, 2018, at 6:38 pm in Blessing Hospital. Winona was born June 18, 1926 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of […]

  • Cathy Buck:

    Cathy Marie Jackson Buck, age 59, of Macomb, IL and formerly of Ft. Madison, IA, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 1:44 am in McDonough County Hospital in Macomb. Cathy […]

  • Eileen Rouse:

    Eileen Rouse, age 99, of 2130 Harrison, Quincy, died Wednesday on July 11, 2018, at 5:06 am in Blessing Hospital. Eileen was born on March 28, 1919 in Palmyra, Missouri, […]

  • Dr. Douglas “Doug” Allen:

    Dr. Douglas S. “Doug Allen, 53, of Quincy, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 8, 2018, in Canton, IL. Doug was born April 23, 1965, in Vandalia, IL a son of Gerald […]

  • Linda Goodwin:

    Linda C. Goodwin, age 72, of Payson, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, at 4:37 pm in Blessing Hospital. Linda was born July 11, 1945 in Pittsfield, IL, the daughter of […]

  • Patricia “Pat” McIntire:

    Patricia Ann “Pat” McIntire, age 76, of Quincy, died on Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:32 a.m. in Good Samaritan Home. Pat was born January 11, 1942 in Quincy, Illinois, […]

  • Evelyn Gunther Pieper:

    Evelyn Gunther Pieper, age 92, of Quincy, died on Friday July 6, 2018 at 8:25 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. She was born on August 23, 1925 in Quincy, the daughter […]

  • Marion O. Tucker:

    Marion Oliver Tucker, age 93, of Quincy, died on July 4, 2018 at 6:10 a.m. at Good Samaritan Home, where he was a resident. He was born August 6, 1924 […]

  • Chester Couchman:

    Chester M. Couchman , age 81, of Quincy, died Monday, July 2, 2018, at 6:34 am in Good Samaritan Home. He was born September 17, 1936 in Arbela, MO, the […]

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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 […]

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Your guidance thorugh the process of planning the service for my husband after his passing was most comforting.  There was a gentle, relaxed manner by Will and Brian as we […]

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