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Date of Birth: November 01, 1967

Date of Death: November 28, 2021

On Sunday November 28, 2021, Manuel Martin Campana, passed away at the age of 54. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother. Manuel was born November 1st 1967 in Fontana, California to Carlos and Esther Campana. On November 11, 1995 he married Alma Manrique. During their 34 years together they raised three daughters: Jennifer, Stephanie, and Amanda. He had a special bond with his nephew, Michael. Manuel was a problem solver. Once he was given a problem, he was fixated on it and wouldn’t stop until the job was done. Manuel wanted to know how things worked and would ask questions until he knew enough to do it himself. Friends and family could always count on him if they needed help. He would even help a stranger on the side of the road with a flat tire. When someone introduced something new to him he would become fascinated with it. Manuel was very enthusiastic about his hobbies. He took pride in everything he did, especially his cars. He was always thinking about the next thing to do with them. Manuel had an adventurous spirit. Whether it was sky diving or parasailing there was no adventure too big. He enjoyed travelling with his friends and family. One of his favorite trips was driving to Montana with Bob. He would often talk about where Michael would move to next so that they could visit. Manuel was able to communicate with everyone in their own way. He knew how to make you feel comfortable enough to bear your soul. He made you feel like you weren’t alone no matter where you were. He let you know that he would always be there no matter the time or place. The most memorable thing about Manuel was how much he adored his family. There was nothing he would not do for his daughters. Words could not begin to describe how much he loved his wife. We always question why the best people are taken away from us. It’s because heaven doesn’t want the bad ones. Heaven needs the best to become our Guardian Angels, and the only thing Manuel was missing was his wings.

Service Information

Sunday, December 5th, 2021 from 11am - 12pm at Best Funeral Services - Peoria, 9380 W Peoria Ave., Peoria, Arizona 85345