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

  • Rosemary L. (Hansen) Tobias:

    Rosemary L. Tobias (nee Hansen), asleep in Jesus on Friday, March 16, 2018, at the age of 85. Beloved wife of the late James R. Tobias; mother of Tom (Kim […]

  • Jack E. Etter:

    Jack E. Etter, age 81, of Quincy, died Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at 10:20 pm in Golden Good Shepherd Home. Jack was born September 25, 1936 in Vermont Township, IL, […]

  • Ruth Clapper:

    Ruth A. Clapper, age 86, of Quincy, died Monday, March 12, 2018, at 9:53 am in Blessing Hospital. Ruth was born January 21, 1932 in Lewis County, Missouri, the daughter […]

  • Ray Hendricks:

    Ray F. Hendricks, 70, of Quincy, died at 5:02 p.m. Sunday, March 11, 2018, at Blessing Hospital. He was born on December 26, 1947, in Quincy, a son of Dr. […]

  • Lynn L. Leigh:

    Lynn L. Leigh, 92, passed away early in the morning on Sunday, February 25th, 2018, at home in Houston, Texas. Lynn was a wonderful man. He was a great husband, […]

  • Dorothy H. Hellyer:

    Dorothy H. Hellyer, age 91, of Quincy, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 11:58 pm in St. Vincent’s Home. Dorothy was born June 18, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois. She married […]

  • Donna Sue Welsh:

    Donna Sue Welsh passed away peacefully on March 6, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana IL. Donna Sue was born in Harvey, IL, a daughter of Don and Shirley […]

  • Mary Liz Brace:

    Mary Liz Brace, age 74, of Quincy, died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 6:53 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. Mary Liz was born December 18, 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri, the […]

  • Lorelei “Lolly” Hultz:

    Lorelei “Lolly” Hultz, age 78, of Quincy, died on Monday, March 5, 2018 at 9:25 p.m. in her home. She was born on June 16, 1939 in Quincy, the daughter […]

  • Paul Joseph “Butch” Steinkamp:

    Paul Joseph “Butch” Steinkamp, age 84, of Quincy, died on March 5, 2018 with his family at his side, in St. Vincent’s Home, Quincy, Illinois. Butch was born December 16, […]

I was so impressed with the entire staff.  They knew the answer before we asked the question.

— L. B.

Jeff and Will Spear were wonderful. Very caring and compassionate.

— W.G.

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 […]

— M.