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Dr. Lawrence John “Larry” Auten

Dr. Lawrence John “Larry” Auten went to be with the Lord Jesus from Arcadia Care, Danville at 8:31 a.m. on Wednesday, October 21 at the age of 78. John was born October 13, 1942 in Springfield, a son of Kathryn Lawrence. She preceded him in death as did a brother Dick and sister Sandy. John earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Knox University, a Master of Arts degree in history, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Illinois. He worked as an associate and assistant to president at several colleges and then was called to begin churches in both Illinois and California, and in his later years he assisted in conducting services at Brookstone Estates, Rantoul where he lived. Burial will be in the Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana on Wednesday, October 28. Lux Memorial Chapel, Rantoul is handling the arrangements.


  1. elliott tuttle on October 24, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Larry will be missed by all of his classmates as he was always a life of the party and friends with everyone. He was a brilliant man and excelled in academics I always looked forward to talking with him at our reunions sorry for the loss kent tuttle

  2. Linda Allan on November 2, 2020 at 8:12 pm

    I will miss our phone calls. Thank you for all the work you did on researching the Auten family and bringing us together at several memorable reunions.

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