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Marlana Danielle Aviles, 37, of South Bend

Marlana Danielle Aviles, 37, of South Bend, IN went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.   She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at Memorial Hospital in South Bend. 

Marlana was born on May 13, 1984 in Rensselaer, IN.  She was a 2002 graduate of Oregon-Davis High School in Hamlet, IN.  Marlana attended IUSB and Ancilla College. 

She enjoyed spending time with her family, making candles, and decorating her home.  Marlana will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.


She is survived by:

Christopher Aviles, Mishawaka, IN Son

Autumn Aviles, Mishawaka, IN Daughter

Christopher Aviles, Mishawaka, IN Former Husband

Mike and Cathy [Harris] Burger, South Bend, IN Parents

Chambler Wireman, Wheatfield, IN Brother

Matthew (Sara) Miller, Eglin AFB, CA Brother

Finas Ray Conley, Rensselaer, IN Brother

Rebecca (Michael) DeFranco, Lakeville, IN Sister

LaShena Andrew, Rensselaer, IN Sister

Janena Conley, Rensselaer, IN Sister

Freda (Tony) Marshall, Leslie, MI Sister

Several Nieces and Nephews

Many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins

Steve Boyle, Hamlet, IN Best Friend (of 20 years)


Preceded in death by:

John and Thelma [Wireman] Harris, Maternal Grandparents


Marlana’s wishes were to be cremated and no services will be held at this time.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Heartland Hospice of Elkhart, IN.

Online Tributes may be offered at

Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Francesville, IN.