Judd Lee Harnesk

December 5, 1974 - September 29, 2017
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Judd Lee Harnesk, 42, of Rockford, IL, died peacefully on September 29, 2017 in Rockford. Judd was born December 5th, 1974 to Roger Lee and LuAnn Jean (Rehling) Harnesk in Rockford. Judd married Bonita J. Dismuke on June 25, 2016 in Rockford. He was a high school graduate and bought and resold merchandise for “Moving On Up.” He was also employed as a car salesman.

Judd attended First Presbyterian Church in Belvidere, IL. He loved his children, wife and family dearly. He loved to ride four wheelers and anything that did and could go fast, preferebly motorcycles. He loved taking photos on his phone , video games, and electronics. He had a passion for music, especially country music and rap. Judd went to auctions, loved resale items, especially cycles and cars. Judd also had a love for dogs!

Judd is survived by his loving wife, Bonita “Queen Bee” Dismuke; children, Brooklyn “B/Bee” Amari and Journey “Nonnie” Grace Harnesk; his loving parents; sister, Krista Joy Jones and brother-in-law “brother’, Hilton Patrick Jones of Boulder, CO.; and a special niece, Araya Jozlyn “AJ” Jones.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Benjamin and Marguerite Rehling; uncle, Harry Rehling; cousin, Timothy J. Rehling; and paternal grandparents, Ralph A. and Agnes Olson Harnesk.

A memorial celebration of Judd’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 221 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL. There will be a short bike ride after the memorial service. Wear your gear if you have any and come as you are. A luncheon to follow. Reverend Dr. Robert Kopp , friend, biker and fellow free spirited, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Judd Harnesk Memorial Fund-https://www.gofundme.com/luckyjuddsfamily  and there will be yearly rides in celebration of his legacy. Dates to be announced at a later date. In his honor, please donate blood.

Arrangements by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  To light a candle or to share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com


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Date: Thursday, October 5, 2017

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church


221 N. Main Street, Belvidere, IL, 61008

A memorial celebration of Judd’s life will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church, 221 N. Main St., Belvidere, IL. There will be a short bike ride after the memorial service. Wear your gear if you have any and come as you are. A luncheon to follow. Reverend Dr. Robert Kopp , friend and fellow free spirited, officiating.


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Born: December 5, 1974
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Linda Jarvis posted on 10/14/17

My condolences to Judd's family and friends. I was so sorry to hear of Judd's passing. I just saw his beautiful daughter and mother on television. Prayers for Judd's soul and his family.


Gerrod Walker posted on 10/6/17

Rest in peace Judd. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.


Gerrod Walker posted on 10/6/17

Our thoughts and prayers go out to family, friends of Judd. He certainly lived life to the fullest. Rest in peace brother.


Stacy Snoddy posted on 10/5/17

My heart grieves with you all. When we moved to the neighborhood, i was 6yrs old. I hopped on a bike going door to door looking for new friends. Judd and Krista were always a beloved part of my childhood. Judd did live life on the edge and to the fullest. I thought id die numerous times growing up with him. His heart issue never once stopped him and i knew his mom would always worry but that was Judd. Ride amongst the angels in heaven my dear friend! Ill never forget you! Much love!!!!


Susie Adams posted on 10/5/17

Love ..hugs and healing prayers ❤️🙏


Julie Dikancic-Steele posted on 10/5/17

My deepest condolences Roger ,Luann ,Krista and his wife Bonita and his daughters Brooklyn and Journey . Judd grew up to be a great guy not a time went by at store or a stop sign if we seen each other we made time to talk I miss him .


Sherri McCrary posted on 10/5/17

I have only known Judd a few months but but could absolutely see he loved his family and life. So very sorry.


Leslie Peters posted on 10/5/17

To Judd's family my sincere condolences. I hope, wish that love and time will help to heal your hearts. I feel so blessed that Jeff introduced us and the friendship we all had. Too many treasured memories that are "you had to be there". Ride in Peace and Love! You will always be in our hearts.


Amy B @ Milestone posted on 10/5/17

Love and prayers to you and your family during this time. May God hold you in the palm of His hand and grant you His peace.


Attorney Cotton posted on 10/5/17

Heartfelt condolences but, no more pain just peace. Gone way too soon. Death leaves a pain that nobody can heal. Love leaves memories that nobody can steal. You're unforgettable Jay see you on the other-side. Ditto, Carlita, Tiarah, Trevon


Tina wilson posted on 10/5/17

Sorry for your loss Bonita and family


L Parker posted on 10/4/17

Judd, Alton & I have so many memories of you playing with our children when you were young. Blessings go out to all of your family members. The Parkers


Joanne (Thake ) Johnson posted on 10/4/17

Rest in peace Judd. You will always have a special place in my heart. I am so thankful that I met you way back when we were 16 years old. You helped me to survive being new to Belvidere High. You were a blessing to me and I loved that no matter how much time would pass of us not seeing each other, that when our paths did cross, you and I could catch right back up in life like it was yesterday. Miss you Judd.


Gwen Ballard posted on 10/4/17

I've come to realize that nothing in life can prepare us for losing someone we love. Bonita, Brooklyn, Journey, Louann, Roger, Krista and Pat you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Judd was a great man and loved life. RIP Judd.. Love you. Earth has no sorrow heaven cannot heal.


Jennifer Collins Riley posted on 10/4/17

My love and condolences go out to the family. Judd was a great friend and always knew how to put a smile on your face. He will email dearly missed.


Jaimie posted on 10/4/17

"Hey, Jaimie. Squirrels make a delicious pizza topping!" Yelled Judd holding up one recently shot squirrel in each hand, coming home from across the road. Grinning from ear to ear! Don't kno if they do but Judd probly does!


Vicki Champion posted on 10/4/17

You fought the good fight and now will be at rest!


Summer Rogers posted on 10/4/17

I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him but I saw him everyday when he came to pick up his little girl from school. He always smiled and was very cool. My he Rest In Heaven.


Jeffrey Ballard jr. posted on 10/4/17

Rest In Peace Judd. Nita we love you and the girls and we’re praying for you guys.


Virgie (Mullins) Taylor posted on 10/4/17

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Harnesk family. Judd will not be forgotten!


Stacie Nance (Rasmussen) posted on 10/4/17

MY deepest condolences to his wife, girls,parents and sister. I've known him since we were kids.I have several stories but I will never forget getting on the back of his bike as a teenager flying down the back country roads in the dark thinking to myself whatever you do don't let go.I was sooo scared. Judd said hang on and that's just what I did(very very tight...very) He got us there and back in one peice,but 20 some years later ill never forget that ride...You'll never be forgotten by many many people judd... many...just like you and that ride for me. Thoughts and prayers for the family...I'm so sorry for your loss, Stacie Nance (Rasmussen)


Lori Holmer posted on 10/4/17

I was honored to have Journey in my preschool class at Alpine Academy a few years ago. My deepest sympathy and prayers during this difficult time.


April Darby-Blakely posted on 10/4/17

Bonita, you have my deepest sympathy and condolences, may God provide you and your girls comfort and peace.


Kim Affinito posted on 10/4/17

So so sad to lose you so young,you were such a great guy and father...you usually had a smile on your face and didn't let any grass grow under your feet..Ride on dear friend and keep watch over us all.Till we meet again..RIP😢


Pam & Darrell Dummer posted on 10/3/17

Our deepest condolences to Judd’s family. He was a good friend for many years and will truly be missed.


Danielle Ballard posted on 10/3/17

My condolences to Uncle Judd. Sleeo in Peace and Love. Rane and Danielle.


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Missy Thomas posted on 10/3/17

We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many fond memories of Judd. Praying for peace and comfort during this time. Much love to you all. The Thomas Family


Art Trevino posted on 10/3/17

You are in our prayers Judd.


Copper posted on 10/3/17

Thinking of you all! Im so sorry for your loss.


Sheila and Khalid Zerouali posted on 10/3/17

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bonita, their children, and the rest of Judd’s family. We will miss him.


Misty Cole posted on 10/3/17

I was so sorry to hear. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Harnesk family. I will never forget Judd. He was a big part of my childhood


Deborah Fitzgerald posted on 10/3/17

So sorry for your loss My Ann and Roger! Jerry and Debbie Fitzgerald (The Potting Shed)


Lisa Dent posted on 10/3/17

Judd Harnesk will be missed! I think Judd has brought many memories to all he has met! Judd should be an inspiration to so many people because he has been in bad health for so long, but he never let that stop him… He never let that get in the way of anything that he wanted to do… I think it actually pushed him harder to be and do that much more… I hope that his girls can get that drive and ambition through life!! Many prayers for comfort and strength to his wife, his kids and family! Rest In Peace Judd !!!!


Denny johnson posted on 10/3/17

Going 2 definitely miss you Judd, you will be missed but never forgotten... Prayers to the family and hundreds of friends of Judd... RIP


Kristal posted on 10/3/17

Peace and blessing to you and the girls.


Travis Evans posted on 10/3/17

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Harnesk Family.. May you Ride In Paradise Judd!! You Will Always be Remembered and Never Forgotten


Lavon Harkins posted on 10/3/17

I met Judd 17 years ago at our family picnic he came up to me and said. Are you Bonita mom? That day changed my life forever and will bless my family for generations to come. He taught me how to love without prediuice. We had a special relationship. He was my phone buddy and number one photography at all our family gathering. I want my daughter Bonita , my grandchildren Brooklyn and Journey Judd,s parents and the Harnesk family to know that I loved Judd with all my heart. I'm praying for strength for the family.


Jason Pickett posted on 10/3/17

Judd was a cool Kat definitely never meet another dude like him I'll miss chatting with you picking up the kids from school RIH bud


Sandy (Rose) Murphy posted on 10/3/17

Judd you will be missed by many people whose lives you touched. From school through adult hood. From a wiry little kid who was a goof ball and somehow got out of a lot of trouble through school, to the Free spirited husband and father you became. Your life will live on through each memory all of us have of you, the good the bad and the ugly even those were funny at times. You never giving up on yourself when things were not going good and reminding us not to give up on our selves in the process. Our hearts ache for your loss and for your family. Know they are in our prayers as we know you are riding your Harley up there wind in your hair and free. We miss you more than you know.


Shannon posted on 10/3/17

So sorry for your loss prayers to your family! !! Rest in peace Judd!!!


Bill & Lisa Phillips posted on 10/3/17

We are unable to make the trip at this time, but our hearts are with y'all. Ride free Judd!! Bill & Lisa Phillips and Family Smithville TN


Andrea Jasmine Mariah Terri David Mohammed posted on 10/3/17

He lived life to the fullest and was a kid at heart. He & I had are up and downs. But at the end of the day we were always there for one another...From My Whole Family To Roger, Luann, Krista, Pat, AJ, The Love of his Life Bonita, Brooklyn & Journey(he loved you ladies more than anything) & all who lives he touched know he jumped on that Harley and took the ride to Heaven🙏