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

  • John W. Merker:

    John W. Merker, age 81, of Curtis Creek Retirement Living, died Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 2:28 p.m. in Sunset Home. John was born July 1, 1936 in Quincy, Illinois, […]

  • Elaine Marjorie Mangold:

    Elaine Marjorie Mangold , age 97, of Quincy, died Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 6:35 am in Blessing Hospital. Elaine was born January 12, 1921 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter […]

  • Billy Lee Patterson:

    Billy Lee Patterson, age 80, of Quincy, died on Saturday, May 19, 2018 in Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, FL. Arrangements are pending. www.hansenspear.com Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in […]

  • Evelyn Hazel Lawrence:

    Evelyn “Hazel” Lawrence, age 85, of Quincy, died Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 2:32 p.m. in Sunset Home surrounded by loved ones. Hazel was born February 21, 1933 in Jasper, […]

  • Carolyn Bruemmer:

    Carolyn Ann “Fluff” Bruemmer, age 72, of Quincy, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:50 am in Blessing Hospital. Carolyn was born July 10, 1945 in Denver, Colorado, the daughter […]

  • Robert Lee Shepherd, Jr.:

    Robert Lee Shepherd, Jr. age 85, of Quincy, died Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Blessing Hospital. He was born June 13, 1932 in Clay County, Kentucky the son of Robert […]

  • Alva Jean Schuette:

    Alva “Jean” Schuette, age 84, of Quincy, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at 11:50 pm in Sunset Home. Jean was born September 24, 1933 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of […]

  • Hazel V. Mills:

    Hazel Virginia Mills finished her earthly life’s journey and joyfully went to God, her Lord and Savior, and to join her beloved Sam on Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 9:24 […]

  • Richard “Whitey” Bourne:

    Richard K. “Whitey” Bourne, age 75, of Quincy, died Friday, May 11, 2018, at 7:36 pm in Sunset Home. Whitey was born July 31, 1942 in Quincy, the son of […]

  • Gary Williamson:

    Gary L. Williamson, age 74, of Quincy, died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at 5:02 pm in Blessing Hospital. Gary was born July 26, 1943 in Quincy, Illinois, a son of […]

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— M.S.

This funeral home is head and shoulders above the other funeral homes in this area. They do an excellent service and are highly respected in this community.

— S.S.

Hansen-Spear is the best. I would recommend them to anyone I know.

— T. Z.