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Manuel Lanz, Sr.

Manuel Lanz, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home on July 2nd, 2024, he was 75 years old. Manuel was born on January 7th, 1949, in Havana, Cuba, to Victor Lanz and Lilia Lanz Diaz. On June 21st, 1981, he married the love of his life, Maura Cruz Lanz, in Tampa, sharing 45 years of cherished marriage together.

Manuel leaves behind a legacy of love and faith, remembered fondly by his children: David (Linda) Lanz, Manuel Lanz, Jr., and Mia Lanz. He was a beloved grandfather to Justin Lanz, Kayla Bozeman, Leilani Lanz, Giana Lanz, Victor Lanz and Samuel Lanz. He is also survived by his siblings: Retired USAF Brigadier General Henry Lanz, Annie Lanz, brother-in-law Carlos (Aimee) Cruz, Jr., his godson Ray Macias, Jr., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Professionally, Manuel excelled as the President/CEO of Manuel Lanz Construction Corp where he also operated as a general contractor and architect. His dedication to his work was matched only by his commitment to his faith. Manuel was an active member of Bethel Temple Assembly of God and Grace Family Church, where he found strength and community in his faith. He also served as a Hillsborough County Republican Party of Florida Precinct Committeeman and was an Ordained Minister with The King’s Ministries International.

A service to celebrate Manuel’s life will be held on Wednesday, July 10th, 2024, at Crosswinds Church (formerly Bethel Temple Assembly of God), located at 1510 W Hillsborough Ave. in Tampa. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM, followed by a service at 11:00 AM. Manuel will then be laid to rest at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, 4202 E Lake Ave in Tampa, at 1:00 PM.

Manuel will be remembered for his unwavering faith, his dedication to family, and his impactful contributions to both his profession and his community. He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.

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