CONNERSVILLE — James Robert Willhelm, 78, passed away Saturday December 26, 2020 at St. Vincent Heart Center in Carmel, Indiana. A son of Philip and Marcella (Burger) Willhelm, James was born in Connersville, Indiana on December 12, 1942.

One of twelve children, he grew up on a farm east of Harrisburg helping his parents milk cows and raising hogs and chickens. He graduated from Fayette Central High School with the class of 1960.