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George Bernard Wolz
1939 2024

George Bernard Wolz

August 9, 1939 — March 5, 2024

George Bernard Wolz, 84, of New Albany, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. He was a proud 1957 graduate of St. Xavier High School in Louisville and served in the United States Army. George retired from the United States Postal Service after 36 years working as a mail carrier. Upon retirement, George and his wife, Mary Jane, moved to Nalcrest, Florida, where they attended St. Leo's Mission Catholic Church. He was a member of the National Association of Letter Carriers, Knights of Columbus - Cardinal Ritter Council #1221 and St. John Paul II Catholic Church in Sellersburg. George was also an avid fan of the Kentucky Wildcats.

He was born on August 9, 1939 to George and Bertha (Kelmel) Wolz. In addition to his parents, George was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane (Schindler) Wolz; and siblings, Agnes Book, Margaret Goss, Ralph Wolz, and Norman Wolz.

George is survived by his daughters, Michelle Draper, Stephanie Eichenberger (Daniel, M.D.); seven grandchildren, Daniel (Natalie), Jacob (Amanda), Elise (Steve), Benjamin (Sara), Lunden (Andrew), Sally (Scott), and Stuart (Cindy); 21 great-grandchildren; siblings, Paul Wolz (Judy), Mary Bolton (Bob), Ruth Ann Wolz; brothers-in-law, Paul Book, Anthony Goss; and numerous generations of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Reception (3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany) and on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m. His funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church (5719 St. Mary's Road, Floyds Knobs) with burial and military honors to follow in the church cemetery.

Contributions in George's memory may be made to the Archdiocese of Indianapolis to support seminarians (1400 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202) or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105). To leave a special message for his family, please visit

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Tuesday, March 12, 2024

3:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & Receptions

3309 Ballard Lane, New Albany, IN 47150

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

the Knobs Catholic Church

, KY 40165

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St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church Cemetery

, Floyds Knobs, IN

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