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.