Leonel Jesus Treviño

June 15, 1923 ~ April 11, 2018 (age 94)

Leonel Jesus Treviño, 94, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 10:05 pm on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in South Bend. He was born on June 15, 1923, in Reynosa, México.

On June 24, 1950, Leonel (Leo) married Shirley Sherman, who preceded him in death in 1995. He is survived by his daughters, Mary René Treviño, of South Bend, and Michelle (Gabriel) Shakour, of South Bend; his son, Leonel "Len" (Tatsiana) Treviño of Delray Beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Tricia, Maria, Jade, Katherine, Christina, Caroline, and Michael; ten great-grandchildren; two sisters; and many nieces and nephews. His parents, three brothers and two sisters preceded him in death. He shared his life and his love in a special way with his family.

Leo was a kind and gentle soul.  He loved God deeply and he was devoted to living a life that was consistent with the Catholic Church's values.  Leo taught us many lessons about kindness, compassion, and generosity, especially to those who were less fortunate than himself.  He was a charming, easygoing friend, beloved husband, loving father, dearest grandfather and great grandfather with a unique personality that enabled him to find common ground with almost anyone.  Leo was a master ballroom dancer, he loved to travel, he spoke several languages, and he was fortunate to have traveled throughout the world.

A private service was held at Palmer Funeral Home—Guisinger Chapel in South Bend.  Burial took place at Southlawn Cemetery in South Bend.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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