DENVER – Robert (Bob) William Freimuth was born on September 6, 1932, in Torrington to Frank J. Freimuth and Delia L. Freimuth, joining siblings Frances and Donald. Frank’s enterprises included a Ford dealership, a Case implements dealership, and a 1,000-acre wheat farm. He also served as the mayor of Lingle and was the largest water well driller in the North Platte River Valley.
Bob’s early years were shaped by a love of hunting and fishing. In high school, he played on the state championship basketball team and was a trombonist in the band. After briefly attending the University of Wyoming, Bob earned a business degree from Denver’s Regis College in 1954.
Upon graduation, Bob joined the US Army Counterintelligence Corps, serving three years. He then worked for Ford Motor Company and later joined Universal Underwriters, insuring car dealerships. A successful salesman, Bob was promoted to Sales Manager and enjoyed mentoring others. He retired after a distinguished 38-year career.
On January 20, 1962, Bob exchanged vows with Jolene (Lowenberg) Freimuth and they raised their family in Denver. Jolene and their eldest daughter, Carie (John Hughes) preceded Bob in death. He is survived by his children Julie, Christopher (Stacia), and Nancy (John Phillips), and his grandchildren Ella, William, and Joseph.
His genuine interest in others and his warm, easy smile won Bob many friends. His sense of humor was always close at hand, as were his golf clubs, tennis rackets, and fishing rods. A devout Catholic, Bob considered his religion the greatest gift his parents gave him. He remained proud of his Wyoming roots throughout his life.
Robert William Freimuth passed away on January 13, 2024. Funeral services took place January 23rd in Denver. Donations in his memory can be made to Catholic Charities at ccdenver.org. Bob’s legacy of faith, family, and perseverance will forever be remembered.