Michael Valenzuela

September 12, 1975 - April 13, 2019

Michael Valenzuela, 43, of Chicago and formerly of Batavia passed away April 13, 2019.  He was born September 12, 1975 in Geneva, IL the son of Daniel and Elvia (nee Corona) Valenzuela. 

Michael was employed by Hovey Energy in Marketing and Sales.  His smooth talking gave him this ability to fit into every situation making him a great salesman.  He was fiercely intelligent, had a great sense humor, positive outlook and fearless.  His personality was contagious, and he inspired others to be their best.  He absolutely loved life and was always eager to try new adventures.  Michael loved a gathering with family and friends and usually became the life of the party.  He also loved the serenity of nature and enjoyed spending times in the outdoors. 

He is survived by his daughter Desiree Schnaitman; his mother Elvia; four siblings, Anna (Steven) Pederson, Cindy Valenzuela, Daniel Valenzuela Jr. and Diana Corona; and two nieces Sirena Tampa and Ashlin Valenzuela.

Michael is preceded in death by his father Daniel and a brother Nicholas Valenzuela. 

Visitation will be held 2:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 South Batavia Ave. Batavia, IL.  A funeral service will be held at 5:00 P.M.

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