Thomas "Willie" Wilhelm

November 19, 1953 ~ December 5, 2020 (age 67)


     Thomas “Willie” Wilhelm, age 67 passed away Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his home in Redkey.

     He was a member of the Redkey United Methodist Church and was retired from Sterling Casting in Bluffton after 25 years.  He was a member of the Circle X in Winchester, the GMP Union Local # 455, and the National Rifle Assoc..  He was an avid Nascar follower and Dale Earnhardt fan.

     Thomas was born November 19, 1953 in Wabash, Indiana the son of Harry and Wanda (Matthews) Wilhelm.  He was married to Louann Cline on February 1, 1997.  She passed away on April 10, 2013.

Survivors Include:

Brother- William Wilhelm (wife-Sindi), Decatur

Sister- Jayne Bailey (husband-Tom), Alabama

Half brother- James Wilhelm, Portland,  Half Sister- Ruthie Paul, Dunkirk

Step Daughter- Jackie Sheridan (husband-Tim), Ft. Recovery

A special nephew- Michael D. Cline and several other nieces and nephews


Mother in law- Joyce Harshbarger, Lynn, 2 Brothers in law- Michael R. Cline (wife-Lisa), Dunkirk, and David R. Cline (wife-LeeAnn), Hope Mills, N.C.,  3 Sisters in law-Blair Hart, Lynn,  Katie Jane Wright (husband-Brad), Hartford City, Tonya Jo Cornelius (husband-James), Elbert, CO., Step Mother in law- Linda A. Cline, Winchester

7 Grandchildren- Ethan, Emilie, Owen, Aiden, Tasha, Elijah, and Jacob.

He was preceded in death by 2 Brothers- Kevin and Stephen Wilhelm, and a step son- Gary McCowan.

     Visitation will be held from 4:00pm-7:00pm on Thursday at the Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland.  Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00am at the funeral home.  His nephew, Michael D. Cline will officiate the services and burial will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery, south of Redkey, Indiana.

Memorials may be directed to the Jay County Heart Fund

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December 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

Funeral Service
December 11, 2020

11:00 AM
Williamson, Spencer and Penrod Funeral Homes - Portland Chapel
208 N. Commerce
Portland, IN 47371

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