Auer, John W., born in Sharon, Pennsylvania on October 19, 1923. After high school, he served in WWII as a medic in the Army. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge and earned a Bronze Star at war's end. Pastor Auer was ordained as a Pastor on June 11, 1951 by his father, Philip Auer, at his home church in Galion, Ohio. He served as a Lutheran Pastor for 60 years, serving churches in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida. He is survived by his daughter Miriam and son-in-law Albert Zella, 3 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He departs the world as a servant of Christ and His church. A memorial service will take place at the Trinity Lutheran Church, 3016 W. Vine Street in Kissimmee, on Friday, July 1st, at 2pm. Arrangements under the direction of Grissom Funeral Home and Crematory, Kissimmee, FL.