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

  • Kenneth Phillips:

    Kenneth Phillips, age 71, of Quincy, died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 8:25 p.m. in Bickford Cottage. Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

  • Dolores “Dodie” Long:

    Dolores F. ‘Dodie’ Long, of Quincy, died on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 8:53 am in Blessing Hospital. Dodie was born June 3, 1930 in Quincy, Illinois the daughter of […]

  • Carol Jean Mettemeyer:

    Carol Jean Mettemeyer, age 79, of Fowler, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 8:46 a.m. in Sunset Home. Carol was born August 2, 1939 in Pittsfield, Illinois, the daughter of […]

  • Peggy A. Wiesemann:

    Peggy A. Wiesemann, age 74, of Quincy, died on Monday, January 14, 2019, at 8:42 am in her home. Peggy was born May 17, 1944 in Russel, Kansas, the daughter […]

  • Geraldine Lawrence:

    Geraldine Mary “Gerry” Lawrence, age 92, of Quincy, died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, at 6:00 a.m. in Bickford Cottage. Gerry was born November 12, 1926 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter […]

  • Charles Marion Marsh:

    Charles “Marion” Marsh, age 87, of Camp Point, IL died Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 12:37 pm in his home. Marion was born March 28, 1931 in Clayton, Illinois, the […]

  • Dennis Green:

    Dennis Ray Green, age 53, of Quincy and formerly of Peoria, IL, died on Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 4:02 am in his home. Dennis was born December 18, 1965 […]

  • Constance Christie:

    Constance Ruth “Connie” Christie, age 87, of Quincy, died Friday, January 4, 2019, at 9:10 pm in St. Vincent’s Home. Connie was born August 30, 1931 in Quincy, Illinois, the […]

  • Patrick Mahoney:

    Marvin “Patrick” Mahoney, age 74, of Quincy, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 4:42 pm in Blessing Hospital. Patrick was born January 9, 1944 […]

  • Jeffrey J. Eickelschulte:

    Jeffrey J. Eickelschulte, age 48, of La Grange, Missouri, died Saturday, December 29, 2018, at 1:35 pm in his home. Jeff was born December 11, 1970 in Quincy, Illinois the […]

I am always impressed by how you conduct a funeral so professionally, yet also so personally.  We all appreciate the very good planning and organization.  Thank you so much.

— J. R.

Our mothers memorial service and burial were beautifully handled. Our family is very grateful to Brian for his professionalism and helpfulness.

— L. A.

Thank You for helping us to provide a beautiful service and celebration to honor our father.

— N. F.