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.