Arnulfo Aleman Wednesday, July 18, 1928 - Monday, March 27, 2017

Arnulfo Aleman, 88, of South Bend, formerly of Berrien Springs, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at his home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 31, at Ironwood United Pentecostal Church, 4609 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery, Berrien Springs. Friends may visit from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the church, and share memories online at

He was born July 18, 1928, in Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico. In his early years he was a ranch hand and a water skiing instructor in Acapulco, and he was in charge of a sugar cane warehouse in the region of Mexico. Later he was a migrant worker for 13 years at various local farms, and he worked for 10 years for Twixwood Nursery in Berrien Springs. He also worked in the Housekeeping Department for Holiday Inn in South Bend for nine years. He enjoyed playing the guitar at home and for church.

He is survived by his wife, Esperanza Lorenzo de Aleman; sons: Librado Aleman (Irma), Arnulfo Jr. Aleman (Natividad), Santos Aleman, Cristian Aleman; daughters: Hermila Granados (Rudy), Ana Delia Aleman, Maria de los Angeles Trejo (Jesus), Lucia Conway (Michael), Virginia Aguilar (Joel); 29 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mauro Aleman Lorenzo; and granddaughter, Nifte Granados.

March 30, 2017, 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday

Ironwood United Pentecostal Church, 4609 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, Indiana

March 31, 2017, 10 a.m. Friday

Ironwood United Pentecostal Church, 4609 S. Ironwood Drive, South Bend, Indiana

For the family of Arnulfo Aleman: I remember  the Aleman Family and the years of work they did for Walt and I at our fruit farm.  It was a blessing to know Arnulfo.  He certainly was a talented man.  We did mot know about his former accomplishments.  Now you have many good memories to last a lifetime.

To the family of Arnulfo Aleman:  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you mourn the loss of Mr. Aleman, and yet  celebrate his wonderful life and the memories you have that no one can take away.   We are so glad that our lives crossed with yours, so many years ago now.  And we know your faith will carry you through this difficult time  With deepest sympathy...     Bob & Diane Pagel


Remembering your family in prayer during this difficult time.

Dear Cristian and Family,      I was so sorry to read on Facebook of your father's passing.   From seeing some of your posts in the past, I know you loved and respected him very much.  You have my deepest sympathy.   May the Lord Jesus surround you with His love and comfort.