Wednesday, August 7, 2013

James Edward Flottman

James Edward Flottman died peacefully at home on Sunday, August 4, 2013 holding his wife's hand.  Wife, Jane Carol Flottman was happily married to Jim for 46 years.  He is survived by a wonderful son James Christian Flottman, daughter-in-law Mikael Rebecca Flottman and two grandchildren, Carson James and Jayden Mikael Flottman.  All were present to say goodbye to Jim.  He waited for his time to leave us until his son flew in from Denver.  When he heard his voice and held his hand he was at peace and he died soon after.  Jim is also survived by a son from a previous marriage, William Allen Flottman.
Jim was born in Pittsburg, Kansas on May 9, 1928 to Arnold and Julia Flottman.  He has one brother Arnold Flottman, Jr.  Jim went to Tulsa University on a music scholarship and then joined the Army during the Korean War.  He was sought out for his outstanding talent for playing the French horn and was sent to the Naval School of Music.  He then performed in Washington D.C. for the rest of his military career.  Jim was an executive of the Johns Manville Corporation in New York City and then Denver Colorado.  After retirement, Jim and Jane moved to the Orlando Florida area.  He worked for Publix Super Market and was written up in the local newspaper as the Ambassador of Metro West because of his outstanding and friendly personality.  He then worked for Walt Disney World for 15 years and won the prestigious award of Partners in Excellence.  Jim was very proud of being a Kentucky Colonel.  His life with Jane in Florida was enriched by seeing the world.  Jim was allowed to die peacefully at home with help from the Hospice of the Comforter.  Any donations in his honor should be made to this wonderful organization. 


Mattie Jones said...

I am sorry to learn of the passing of your loved one. While you are grieving your loss; I hope you will find some comfort in Jesus' promise of the resurrection(Acts 24:15)when those who are sleeping in death, will be raised up and restored back to life, on the renewed Paradise earth.-John 5:28,29; Luke 23:43.

Anonymous said...

I was saddened to hear that James had passed away, but what helped bring comfort was to find that the Bible speaks of a time when death will be done away with:

Isa. 25:8, 9: “He will actually swallow up death forever, and the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will certainly wipe the tears from all faces. . . . And in that day one will certainly say: ‘Look! This is our God. We have hoped in him, and he will save us. This is Jehovah. We have hoped in him. Let us be joyful and rejoice in the salvation by him.’”

Also at John 5:28, 29: “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who did good things to a resurrection of life, those who practiced vile things to a resurrection of judgment.”

Anonymous said...

I am sad at the news of Jim's passing but remember, with pleasure, the years I worked with him at Johns Manville and the help and guidance he always willingly gave a young administrative person. I am pleased he had a good life "after JM." My sympathy to the family.
Fern Bengtson-Balaun