In Memory of James Flottum
James Allen “Jim” Flottum, age 79, passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Twin Ports Health Center in Superior, WI.
He was born on March 11, 1942, in Cumberland, WI, the only child of Ole and Doris (Tyvoll) Flottum.
He was united in marriage to Lynnette Elizabeth Johnson on July 22, 1961, in Two Harbors, MN.
Jim was raised in Shell Lake, WI and graduated from Shell Lake High School. After graduation, he completed basic training and proudly serv ed his country in the Army National Guard (Ret). He attended Northland College in Ashland, WI, and became a teacher. He taught English in Wabeno and Hayward, WI for over 30 years. He kept busy in retirement, working as a carpenter and various volunteer opportunities. He was very active in the American Legion Post 218 of Hayward.
Jim loved the Northwoods of Wisconsin and his Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed many activities including fishing, travelling, hunting deer and grouse, and cutting and stacking the season’s supply of firewood. Jim also enjoyed playing guitar.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Lynnette of Hayward; his children, Scott Flottum of Hayward, Shellee (Shane) Wampole of Hayward and Samuel (Jennifer) Flottum of Rochester; his grandchildren, Jessica (Jerob) Hatch, Kayla (Caleb) Stevens, Kristen Lake, Sydney (Jarett) DeFrang, Sierra Flottum and Drew Wampole; his great-grandchildren, Madison, Morgan, Penelope, Lewyn and Judah; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Hayward Funeral Home, 15571 W County Highway B in Hayward. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 3:00 P.M. at the funeral home. He will be privately laid to rest with honors in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Spooner, WI.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may directed to the American Legion Post 218, P.O. Box 524, Hayward, WI 54843 or to the Hayward Veterans Center, 10534 Main Street, Hayward, WI 54843.