When people find out that I am a funeral director, the conversation normally goes one of two directions. There is either a discussion of a recent or …Read More »
Theresa and I recently had the unbelievable experience to do some Eco travel in Iceland, Greenland and the northern Canadian provinces of Nunavut, Labrador, Newfoundland and Quebec. …Read More »
Many people notice the plethora of sports memorabilia on display at Hansen-Spear. There are autographed jerseys (Cubs/Cardinals/Bears), autographed pictures (Mays/Mantle/DiMaggio/Butkus) and other keepsake items and pictures. But …Read More »
The final significant pieces of Lincoln memorabilia that we have displayed in the Lincoln Room are newspapers associated with the assassination, the funeral in New York City, …Read More »
I will continue with my series about the collection of artifacts in ‘The Lincoln Room’ at the funeral home by focusing on several envelopes from the 1860’s …Read More »
If you have not visited the Lincoln Museum in Springfield, Illinois, I would encourage you to do so. It is a wonderful collection of authentic memorabilia and …Read More »
Every honorably discharged active duty veteran is entitled to have military rites performed at his or her funeral or memorial service. In our area we are blessed …Read More »
My favorite teacher was Mrs. Crawley. She was my fifth grade teacher. And, although that was many years ago, her kindness stayed with me through the rest …Read More »
“A meaningful funeral celebration is about saying hello on the pathway to goodbye.” Dr Alan Wolfelt, Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition. Consider …Read More »
In her dresser drawer, they discovered a hand-written note that read, “When I die, please do nothing.” She had just taken her last breath. And so began …Read More »
We cannot thank you enough for your most generous love and support with the passing of our dad. May God continue to bless you and give you His peace to carry on to others with your care, love and hope of strength to continue to serve.
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.
In-as-much as I married into a fourth generation funeral home family, I had expectations, right or wrong about what to expect. Consequently I want you to know what all of my expectations were met, and then some.
You were always there for us, lending support, offering suggestions, and yet being unobtrusive. With appreciation to the Spear family – and their ‘crew”.