Alan Dale Spann

  • Born: October 2, 1954
  • Died: August 6, 2015
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

917 S. 7th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
Tel. (217) 523-4646

Tribute & Message From The Family

Alan Dale Spann, 60, of Springfield, died at 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2015 in Springfield.

Alan was born October 2, 1954 in Lincoln, the son of Benjamin and Ethel Mae Wilham Spann. He married Cindy Lawrence on May 14, 1993 in Springfield.

Alan was a graduate of Springfield High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College. He worked for the Secretary of State for over 25 years. Alan was a great husband and accomplished a great deal in life, even though he was legally blind. He enjoyed vegetable gardening, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Spann of Springfield; mother, Ethel Mae Spann of Springfield; son, Ryan Towell of Alexandria, VA; daughter, Jill Zolman of St. Louis, MO; two grandchildren, Alexzandra and Viktoria Zolman, both of St. Louis, MO; one sister, Betty Williams of Lincoln; one brother, John (wife, Janis) Spann of Springfield; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; and his special companion pet, Patsy.

Memorial Gathering and Celebration of Life: The family will host a Memorial Gathering from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the Celebration of Life at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Elm Street Christian Church, 3020 E. Elm St., Springfield.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Harley Helping Hands Foundation, 8 Lake Ridge Court, Burr Ridge, IL 60527 or Hospice Hearts, P.O. Box 456, Savoy, IL 61874.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Dear Cindy,
Please accept my condolences upon the passing of Alan. May you always hold fond memories of him to comfort you. I didn't personally know him but I know he was a shining light in your life

Posted by Connie Young    August 11, 2015


To my sweet Alan, I will forever love you. I miss you already so until we meet again I guess this is goodbye Now you can finally rest in peace. Love, Cindy xoxo

Posted by cindy jean spann - springfield, IL - wife   August 11, 2015

Cindy, Aunt Ethel, Betty, John & Janis,

So sorry to hear of Alan's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Guy & Mary Spann

Posted by Guy Spann - Saint Petersburg, FL - cousin   August 11, 2015


Cindy, I never actually met you, although I saw you and Alan at work.
I am retired and just now saw this post on FaceBook.
Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you and your family in this sad hour
Steve Rodems

Posted by Steve Rodems - Springfield, IL - Co-worker   August 11, 2015


Alan was such a good man, he was always so happy to be around at work.
I know you wil miss him terribly.
Prayers for you and the rest of the family

Posted by Betty Zumwalt - Litchfield, IL - Friend   August 10, 2015

So sorry to hear about Alan. Cindy, you are in my prayers. I am honored to have been entrusted with the care of Alan's buddy - Patsy - and she is loved and cared for as he would have wanted. All of us at Hospice Hearts are glad we were able to assist you both in making the decision to find her another home. Let us know if we can help you in any way. You are in our prayers! God bless you!

Posted by Saundra K Uhlott - Rantoul, IL - friends/animal rescue   August 10, 2015

Alan was a great husband to Cindy and a fun loving friend. We will miss him very much. We are praying for Cindy and all of Alan's family.

Posted by Brenda Nash - Riverton, IL - Friend of Cindy and Alan   August 09, 2015

So sorry for your loss. He will always be in your heart. May God give you strength and comfort at this time. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Suzanne Smith - Chatham, IL - Friend   August 09, 2015

Cindy so sorry to hear about Alan's passing. thoughts and prayers going out to you.

Posted by VICKY EDWARDS - SPRINGFIELD, IL - friend   August 09, 2015


We are so sorry for your loss prayers are with you and your family

Posted by Bill & Ranae Schuck - springfield, IL - friend   August 09, 2015

John and Janice, so very sorry for loss. Wishing you well at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Kathy (Duffy) Mueller

Posted by Kathy Duffy Mueller - Chatham - friend   August 08, 2015

We're sorry for your loss.

Posted by Mike & Janet Stockamp - Conyers, GA - friends   August 08, 2015