Simon Joseph "Big Joe" Freymuth
Simon Joseph “Big Joe” Freymuth, 64, of Chatham, died at 1:40 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at his home.
Big Joe was born on February 10, 1954 in Pana, IL, the son of Simon J. and Ladonna (Thompson) Freymuth.
Joe was a 1972 graduate of Springfield High School and attended Lincoln Land Community College and Quincy College where he played basketball.
He was preceded in death by his father and brothers-in-law, Benjamin Foster and John Knoedler.
Joe is survived by his mother; sisters, Sandie Gibbs, Barbara Foster and Theresa Knoedler; special friend and companion, Sandy Viecht; several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Joe retired from C&IM Railroad and City of Springfield Public Works.
At 6’8”, Joe was larger than life, never met a stranger, gave great Bear Hugs and was quite the story teller.
He loved riding his Harley but his pride and joy was his 2013 Corvette and his 2000 Camaro Z-28. He traveled all over to attend car shows winning numerous awards for both vehicles.
Joe will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The family will be hosting a memorial gathering from 4-6 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Blessed Sacrament Church with a memorial mass to be held at 6 pm.
A private burial will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.