Barbara J. Harrison

February 10, 1957 - March 5, 2017
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Barbara J. “Barb” Harrison, 60, of Belvidere, passed away suddenly, Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Swedish American Medical Center, Belvidere. She was born February 10, 1957 in Tomah, Wisconsin, daughter of Bruce and Gertrude (Hajek) Harkner. Barb graduated from Tomah High School and went on to serve in the United States Army. She married the love of her life, Jeffrey “Jeff” Harrison on July 26, 1980 in Marengo, IL. Barb was employed by Chrysler for 28 years, was a member of the UAW, and won Woman of the Year in 2007. She enjoyed going to the cabin, watching her beloved Green Bay Packers, and NASCAR. Barb was a member of the Illinois Packer Backers Club. Most of all, loving her grandchildren was her greatest joy.

Barbara is loved and missed by her husband, Jeff; children, Andrea (Daniel) Rezich, and Valerie (Nicholas) Graulich; mother, Gertrude Harkner; grandchildren, Gianna and Jackson Rezich, and Layla and Sloane Graulich; siblings, Mike Harkner, Debbie (Pat) Peyton, Rick Harkner, Keith Harkner, Brian Harkner, Linda (Daryl) Weiger, and Bruce (Carol) Harkner; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce; brother, Timothy Harkner, and sister, Sue Harkner.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Dean Parker officiating. A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 10, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, March 10, 2017 at the funeral home


Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2017

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Rev. Dean Parker officiating


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family


 

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Born: February 10, 1957
Died: March 5, 2017

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Carol & Bruce Harkner posted on 3/7/17

Love you Aunt Barb.Thank you for always being there for Bruce and I.

 

Richard McDaniel posted on 3/10/17

Jeff, I am saddened to hear of Barb's passing. Please accept my condolences and know that I'll be praying for you and your family.

 

Dean Hendrickson posted on 3/10/17

Dear Jeff and family, so sorry to hear about Barb`s sudden passing. I can`t imagine the shock you all must be feeling right now. Barb had a great personality, she was a hard worker, a great union person, and she will be missed very much. I`m so sorry I won`t be in town to pay my respects in person. All of you take care. Dean (Deano) Hendrickson.

 

Gary & JoAnne Wartgow posted on 3/10/17

Your deepest sympathy in the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. We knew Barb from the IL Packer Backers. She always seemed to be a happy person and she so loved the Packers.

 

Karin Ferguson posted on 3/9/17

Some of my favorite memories include the years we bowled together ..the trips downstate, the nights in the bar after bowling, and so many more...the picture accompanying your beautiful obituary is exactly how I will remember you...sending all of my love and prayers to Jeff, Andrea and Val...♥️

 

Jerry Zepplin posted on 3/9/17

So sorry to hear of the loss of a great person,great U.A.W. membrane a great Packer Backer.

 

melody woodliff - diana johnson posted on 3/9/17

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of your family. ( Keith's co-workers )

 

Rhonda Hunt posted on 3/8/17

So sorry for your loss! Barb will be missed by all that knew her. May you find peace during this sad time.

 

Pat Adkins posted on 3/8/17

I will always cherish the memories we had together. You always brought a smile to everyone u were around! May God keep you and comfort your girls, grandchildren, and especially Jeff in this time. Love you and see you on the otherside.

 

Abbey and Mike Usmiller posted on 3/8/17

My dear Aunt Barb, you were one of the most loving people I know! I will forever cherish your big heart and endless support ! Thank you for the years of love, laughter, and endless smiles!! Until we meet again, please watch over us, love you!

 

Kim Harter posted on 3/8/17

So sad she will be dearly missed

 

Larry and Robin Walker posted on 3/7/17

We never know when God will call us home but one thing for sure Barb you will be truly missed our sincere condolences. your Chrysler family

 

Jackie Dunkin posted on 3/7/17

I am so very sorry for your loss. Barb will be missed by many. She was a wonderful woman. RIP Barb.

 

Mary Scalzitti posted on 3/10/17

Barb we spent slot of time traveling with Community service and with Sally and having fun doing our gate collection and just being crazy. Im going to miss your smile. You have touch so many life. Your were one of a kind RIP till we meet again. Love Mary and Tony

 

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