Submitted by: Dan Rich
Brian E. Wolz
May 24, 1955 - March 29, 2008
South Bend Tribune 4/18/2008
NORTH LAUDERDALE, FL - Brian E. Wolz, 52, passed away in his home in North Lauderdale, FL. He was born in Belmond, Iowa May 24, 1955, to Sigmund and Charlotte (Kronewitter) Wolz, Jr. He spent his formative years in South Bend, attending Holy Cross Grade School and LaSalle High School.
After serving four years in the U.S. Army, he moved to Fort Lauderdale, FL, where he married Yvonne Ferrer on April 11, 1987. She survives, along with their daughter, Katherine "Katie" who was his pride and joy. He is also survived by his parents, Sigmund and Charlotte; one brother, Karl (Sue) Wolz of Madison, AL; five sisters, Ann Miller of Mishawaka, IN, Karen (Craig) Moran of Mooresville, NC, Diane (Terry) Clarke of Orlando, FL, Monica Wolz, and Susan (Mark) Catanzarite of South Bend, IN. He is also survived by 10 nephews and five nieces. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jon Michael in 1972; paternal grandparents, Sigmund and Stella Wolz; maternal grandparents, Eugene and Irene Kronewitter; an uncle, Rev. Frank Kronewitter; an aunt, Shirley Wolz; and by his godparents, Robert and Dorothy Wolz.
A memorial Mass will be held April 19, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. in Holy Cross Church, 1050 N. Wilbur St., South Bend. Cremation has taken place and his remains will be spread on his birthday in the ocean near Key Largo, Florida, where he loved to fish, snorkel, and spent many happy times with family and friends. He will be greatly missed.