Obituary: Donald M. Freimuth


December 27, 1953 – March 9, 2022

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Donald M. FreimuthDonald M. Freimuth, age 68, of Saint John, IN, formerly of Thornton, IL passed away on Wednesday, March 9, 2022. Loving father of Danielle (Nicole) Pavone. Cherished grandfather of Carina Pavone. Dear brother of Joan (Tom) Barratt, Matt (Shari) Freimuth, and Cathy (late Joe) Pratl. Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Don “Rudy” was a great friend to most and a “Big Dog” to a few. He loved nothing more than lending a helping hand. He was a phone call away from fixing any construction problem you had. His greatest role in life was being a grandfather and father. He was loved by many and will forever be missed.

Visitation Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 2 – 7 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. A private family funeral service will be held prior to the visitation at 1 p.m. Memorial contributions can be made to Wounded Warrior Project. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at