Don Masenthin, 77, Topeka: Aug. 27, 1941 – Sept. 12, 2018

TOPEKA, Kan. – Don Masenthin, 77, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at his home in Topeka, Kan. He was born on Aug. 27, 1941, on a farm near Vassar, Kan., the son of Walter and Lydia Poertner Masenthin.

Don grew up on a farm near Lyndon and Vassar, and had lived in Burlingame, Lyndon and Wichita, Kan., before moving to Topeka.

Don had worked for Sears as a service tech and then salesman, and had been an agent for the Aid Association for Lutherans. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church, where he had served as a trustee and had been a member of the Lutheran Laymen’s League.

On Aug. 5, 1961, Don was married to Janet Sue Jolly, in Burlingame.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Lydia; his brother, Marvin Masenthin; and his sister, Dorothy Bishop.

Don is survived by his wife, Janet, of the home; three sons, Walter James Masenthin (Karin), Lenexa, Kan., Donnie Leroy Masenthin, II (Tricia), Lawrence, Kan., and Ernest Masenthin Jolly (Jennifer), Topeka; two daughters, Annie Sue Peters (Bart) and Johanna Jean Odell (Nick), all of Colorado; and seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Faith Lutheran Church, 1716 SW Gage, Topeka. The family will receive friends 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Vassar Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Second Chance Animal Refuge Society or the Topeka Lutheran School, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences may be left at

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