Manuel Corona, age 64, a resident of Waukegan, passed away Sunday, April 12, 2020 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan. He was born December 4, 1955 in La Luz, Michoacan, Mexico to Ramon Corona and Maria Luisa Becerra Corona. In La Luz, he met and married his wife, Virginia, at their home church Nuestra Senora de Guadelupe. The couple resided in California before ultimately settling in Waukegan with their children. He made a living as a jack-of-all-trades handyman and was a parishioner at the Most Blessed Trinity Parish. He proudly became a U.S. citizen in 2018 and he found his greatest joy in being a grandfather. Manuel is survived by his wife of 40 years whom he married on February 9, 1980; his mother, Maria Luisa Becerra Corona; six children, Manuel (Angelica) Corona of Waukegan, David Guillen (Naisla) Corona of Gurnee, Brenda Denise Corona of Pueblo, CO, Ana Vanessa Corona of Waukegan, Melissa Isavel Corona of Waukegan and Jose Antonio Corona of Waukegan; seven grandchildren, Melynna Annahi Salinas of Waukegan, Desiree Giselle Dabney-Corona of Gurnee, Joaquin Alexander Corona of Waukegan, Jordan Rene Gonzalez of Waukegan, Lilliana Yareli Corona of Waukegan, Nicolas Alexander Montoya of Waukegan, and Naomi Beatriz Corona of Gurnee. He is further survived by six siblings, Lourdes Corona of La Luz, Michoacan, Mexico, Martha Corona of Waukegan, Ramon (Carmen) Corona Jr. of Merced, CA, Patricia Corona of Whittier, CA, Maria (Aron Rodriguez) Corona of Zion, and Beatriz (Jesus Barajas) Corona of Beach Park. Manuel was preceded in death by his father on April 22, 1996, daughter, Norma Giselle Corona on September 25, 2000 and brother, Miguel Corona on April 11, 2020. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at Nuesta Senora de Guadalupe in La Luz, Michoacan, Mexico with interment at Del Panteon, Lazaro Cardenas, La Luz at a later date. Arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.