Jim was born in Washington, Missouri on July 3, 1963, a son of Walter & Dorris (Von Behren) Willimann.
He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked for Chrysler Automotive for many years until his retirement and was a member of the UAW. He was currently working part time for Crown Suites Hotel in Hermann.
Jim is survived by his parents, Walter & Dorris Willimann, of Berger; a daughter, Jamie Willimann, of Berger; a son, Christopher "C.J." Willimann, of Truxton, Missouri; a granddaughter, Alana Grace Willimann, of Berger; two sisters, Theresa Menke & husband Wendall, of New Haven, Missouri; and Vicki Gardner, of Berger; by two nieces, Tiffany Femmer, of Berger; and Tonya Whitman, of Dutzow, Missouri; a nephew, Ryan Hurd & wife Nicole, of Shreveport, Louisiana, his girlfriend, Marlene Opps, of Rolla, Missouri, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Jim was a family man. He loved spending time with his daughter, granddaughter, and other family. He enjoyed being in the outdoors, whether it was hunting, fishing, or doing yard work. He also loved his animals, his dogs and cats.
Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home, New Haven, where funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m., with Pastor David Poe officiating.
Burial will be at New Haven Cemetery. Memorials may be given to families choice. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.