Auten, J. Ilene; 84; of Alanson MI; died December 6, 2014; at Bay Bluffs: Emmet County Medical Care Facility. She was born May 26, 1930, to Erland and Julia Soderberg in Pontiac, MI. She graduated from Pontiac High School in 1948, where she met Donald C. Auten and they were married August 26, 1950. They resided in Clarkston MI until moving to Alanson in 1983. Ilene was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Edwin; sister, Dorothy; beloved husband, Donald C.; and son, Donald R. Ilene is survived by her children, Cathy Auten of Waterford, MI, Suzie Auten of Alanson, MI, Sally (Chuck) Gilmore of Buena Vista, CO, and Ken (Malissa) Auten of Alanson, MI. She is also survived by her brothers, Alfred Soderberg and Eric (Carolyn) Soderberg. She has eight grandchildren, Matt Bontempo, Sara (Nathan) Hendrick, Matt Allen, Stephanie Knutson, Isaac Auten, Evan Auten, Ellen Auten, Donelle Auten and five great grandchildren. A Celebration of Ilene’s Life will take place in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Cards or letters of thoughts and prayers can be sent to the family at P.O. Box 21, Alanson MI 49706 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Arrangement were handled by Charles G. Parks Funeral Home in Petoskey, MI.Published in Daily Tribune on Dec. 12, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book What will you miss most about J. Ilene Auten? Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of J. Auten Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for J. Auten Add a photo +