Janice I. Auten, 79 of rural St. Johns passed away suddenly at Sparrow Clinton Hospital on May 11, 2018. Janice was born on August 21, 1938 in St. Johns the daughter of Arthur and Irene (Krumm) Witt. She graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School in 1956 and on October 20, 1956 she married Lyle L. Auten. Janice was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church, loved flowers, animals, riding her golf cart and being with her grand and great grandchildren. Janice is survived by her husband, Lyle, daughters, Janell (Bob) Barber, Kris (James) Teelander and Lynda (Kevin) Kissane all of St. Johns. Grandchildren, Robert (Alisha) Barber of Jenison, Brittany Teelander and Justin (Tracy) Barber both of St. Johns. Great grandchildren, Conner and Dakota Barber. She was preceded in death by brother, Ray Witt and two infant children.
The family will receive friends and relatives at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church with Pastor Quentin Nuttmann officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society, 7095 W. Grand River, Lansing, MI 48906 or the Charity of the Donor's Choice.