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Theodore "Ted" Wilfred Lantz

July 17, 1973 ~ May 10, 2019 (age 45)


Theodore W. Lantz “Ted” 45 of Lakeland Fl. died on May 10, 2019.  He was born in Chester, Illinois on July 17, 1973.  He attended school in Sparta, Illinois and Community College in Belleville, Illinois.

Ted was a history buff and an avid music lover.  He particularly liked classic rock and grunge rock music.  He loved attending concerts and his favorite bands included Pink Floyd and the Counting Crows.  Ted was an avid sports fan, baseball and football particularly, the Pittsburgh Steelers.  He loved to play games such as Dungeons and Dragons as well as card games but mostly he loved to be around people and hang out with friends and family. He will be missed for his ability to laugh and joke around.  

Ted is preceded in death by his father, Herbert J. Lantz, Jr.  He is survived by his mother, Josefa “Maria” Christian of FL.  He is survived by his sisters, Kim Stewart of FL. and Stefanie Christiana of MO.  He is also survived by his brother Herbert J. Lantz, III “Jim” from California, Robert B. Lantz “Brad” from Missouri and Chad D. Lantz from Illinois.  Ted has four nieces and two nephews. Ted is also survived by his girlfriend Natalie Sherman of FL. 

Funeral arrangements:  David Russell Funeral Home
                                                Tuesday May 21, 2019

There will be an additional service in Belleville, Illinois with date, time and location, to be announced at a later date.

The theme song playing...

Wish You were here

by Pink Floyd

Regretfully, the photo had to be cropped oddly, but in one of the photos you see here, Ted is wearing a Pink Floyd/Dark side of the Moon shirt...his favorite band.

Please consider making a donation to raise much needed funds to cover the funeral expenses. Ted's death was very unexpected, given his the green button with the heart to the left.

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May 21, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
David Russell Funeral Home
2005 S. Bartow Road
Lakeland, Florida 33801

Celebration of Life
May 21, 2019

6:30 PM
David Russell Funeral Home
2005 S. Bartow Road
Lakeland, Florida 33801

Please note
Memorial Service will be held at 6:30 pm
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