Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN


Frederick R. Folz, Sr.

September 13, 1951August 8, 2019

Frederick “Fred” Richard Folz, Sr. 67, of Evansville, IN passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. He was born on September 13, 1951 in Evansville to Frank J. Folz, Jr. and Karolyn (Kreyling) Folz.

Fred was a practicing attorney in Evansville for many years after clerking for Judge Cale Holder in Indianapolis. He served on many boards, including Evansville Day School, Willard Library, and the University of Evansville Theatre Society. Fred was a Church Elder at Eastminster Presbyterian Church and a member of Evansville Country Club. He loved traveling, especially with his family, and will be remembered for his kind nature, warm sense of humor, and persistent selflessness.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Fred is survived by his wife of 29 years, Catherine (Braker) Folz; sons, Frederick Richard Folz, Jr. and August Jacob Folz; brother, Frank J. Folz III; sisters, Christina M. Folz, Mary K. Folz, and Margaret (Folz) Keating (Blake); his cousin and best friend, Stanley W. Cotton (Kimberley F.); and many beloved nieces and nephews.

A Private Graveside Service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery with Dr. Dennis Davenport officiating. Friends may visit from Noon – 6 p.m. Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Alexander East Chapel, 2115 Lincoln Avenue.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Willard Library Foundation.


  • Catherine Folz (Braker), Wife
  • Frederick Richard Folz Jr., Son
  • August Jacob Folz, Son
  • Frank J. Folz III, Brother
  • Christina M. Folz, Sister
  • Mary K. Folz, Sister
  • Margaret (Folz) Keating (Blake), Sister
  • Stanley W. Cotton (Kimberley F.), Cousin
  • Mr. Folz, also, leaves many beloved nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.



  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019


  • Private Family Graveside


Frederick R. Folz, Sr.

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Betty Law

August 20, 2019

My sincere sympathy to the Folz family for the loss. I am a good friend of Christina for many years and know how hard it is to lose not only a brother, but a father, a husband, an uncle, a friend, a colleague and so much more to the Evansville community. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Betty Law

Bernadette Heitzman

August 13, 2019

Mary - I was just catching up on a week's worth of newspapers and was so shocked and saddened to see Fred's obit. He was a most kind, gentle friend to me many years ago and I have always admired him so! I'm so sorry I didn't see this in time to come offer condolences in person, but my prayers are with you and your family!!

Pat Orth

August 12, 2019

So sorry to see the passing of Fred- a very good client - Edw Moser and I relied on his expertise and friendship. Remember a dinner engagement just after he was married - F's.

Scott Titzer

August 11, 2019

I’m sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed Fred in our Board meetings and will miss him!

Betty Charlier

August 10, 2019

Fred always had a funny story or joke to tell. He was a very nice man. He will be missed. Betty Charlier and family

Cheryl Musgrave

August 10, 2019

The world has lost a kind person. Fred Folz brought a gentler perspective and an encouraging manner to his work and life. I will always be grateful for his support of my campaigns for political office.

Bob and I wish our sincere condolences to his family and friends.