Paula Magdalena

Paula Magdalena Flottemesch
May 27, 1943 - May 4, 2020
Notice of Death

Service Details

Funeral Mass:
At a later date.

At a later date.



It is with sadness in their hearts that the family of Paula Flottemesch announces her sudden passing on Monday, May 4, 2020 at Humboldt District Hospital, Humboldt, Saskatchewan. She was 76 years of age. Paula (nee Schwark) Flottemesch was born on May 27, 1943 to Ida and Otto Schwark. She was the youngest of their nine children and enjoyed cooking, baking and spending time with her nieces and nephews as well as caring for many other families in the area. In 1963, Paula married the love of her life, Adolph Flottemesch. They built their life together on a farm near Cudworth where they welcomed seven children, two boys and five girls. After many happy years on the farm they moved to Edmonton in 1988, where Paula managed apartment complexes and babysat. They returned to Humboldt in 2005, where soon after, she and Candace started a daycare. These daycare babies – her little butterflies – became like her own babies and even after her retirement in 2012, many still kept in touch with “Grandma Paula”. In her younger years, Paula spent many hours volunteering with her children’s activities and cherished all the time spent with family. She loved all the Schwark Family Reunions and the Facebook notes (especially the jokes!) from all her friends and family. She particularly treasured the Video Chats and messages from the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Paula will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her husband, Adolph; her children: Kevin (Cindy), and family, Christen (Joseph) and Alicia and Carson, Justin (Raya), Jacob (Asia) and Jordan; Karen’s (†2014) family: (Kevin)(Cheryl), and Dustin (Melissa) and Brynlee and Asher, Kari-Lynn (Zach) and Briar, Cody (Raelene) and Emma, Trev, and Gianna, Tianna, and Kaylee; Darlene (Paul) and family: Alyssa and Kathryn; Brad (Brandi) and family: Madison (Bryce) and Gracelynne and Shane; Diane (Wayne) and family: Brett and Ryan; Sherry (Mike) and family: Chelsea (Chris) and Avery and Hailey, Austin (Jaylene), Tyler; Candace (Cory) and family: Dreyton, Dawson, Dixon, Danielle, and Riley; her brothers and sisters: Maryann Schwark, Leona Schwark, Hilda Graw, Ken (Fran) Schwark, Rita Medernach, Hubert Schwark, and Bruno (Helen) Schwark; her brothers-and-sisters-in-law: Norbert (Marie) Flottemesch, Gary (Clara) Flottemesch, Mary (Gerry) Chaytors, and Glen Deobald; all of her nieces and nephews; and the many children she cared for over the years that continued to hold a very special place in her heart. Paula was predeceased by her daughter, Karen Thiel; her parents, Otto (Ida) Schwark; her parents-in-law, Gerhard (Rose) Flottemesch; her godparents, Alois (Helen) Wunderlich; her brothers and sisters: Helmuth Schwark, Alfred Schwark, Rudolph Graw, Irma (Walter) Urbanouski, Rosella Schwark, Bernard Flottemesch, and Carol Deobald. At this time, a private family visitation will take place and the Funeral Mass will be offered and announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations be made to Hilda Graw’s great-grandson, (Paula’s sister) Nate Starycki, and family, to help with on-going medical expenses.

Memorial Donations

In Lieu Flowers

The Flottemesch Family asks that
Memorial Donations be made to:

Hilda Graw’s great-grandson, Nate Starycki, & family, to help with on-going medical expenses. Donations in cash, cheque, or e-transfers,
(send to with password: NATE) will be gratefully accepted.
To learn more about his story, visit Facebook at Hope for Nate. Thank you in advance, Adolph Flottemesch & Family.

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