Delton Alvin Masenthin, 79, San Jose, Calif.: Dec. 30, 1941 – April 30, 2021 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Delton Alvin Masenthin, 79, San Jose, Calif.: Dec. 30, 1941 – April 30, 2021

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Delton Alvin Masenthin, 79, of San Jose, Calif., and formerly of Lyndon, Kan., passed away April 30, 2021, at his home in San Jose. He was born Dec. 30, 1941, in Topeka, Kan., the son of Alvin August and Minnie Marie (Laue) Masenthin.

He attended grade school at Vassar, Kan., and graduated from Lyndon High School in 1960. He was a four-year letterman in football, played the trumpet in the band, and was a trainer for the basketball team.

Delton graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in aerospace engineering. He was a member of the ROTC program at KU, and the Beta Sigma Si and Gamma Delta fraternities.

After graduating from KU, Delton served in the United States Army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant June 17, 1965, at Ft. Bliss, in El Paso, Texas. He was a missile systems maintenance officer. He earned the rank of captain and was honorably discharged June 16, 1968.

Delton started his working career for Lockheed Martin, Marietta, Ga., as a design specialist. He would eventually be transferred in 1976 within the company to San Jose, where he would retire and live out the remainder of his life.

Delton is preceded in death by his parents; nine cousins, Don Laue, Daryl McIntosh, Herbert Haufler, Violet Guse, Irene Davis, Roland and Marilyn Masenthin and Lawrence and Kenneth Wigger.

He is survived by 14 cousins, Walter Haufler, League City, Texas, Marie Wudtke, Collinsville, Ill., Larry McIntosh, Brownsboro, Ala., Jeanette Barns, Alabaster, Ala., Janet Kadel, Redmon, Ore., DeAnn Roames, Deming, Wash., Nancy Scheurerman, Topeka, John Laue, San Antonio, Texas, Eva Anschutz, Lyndon, Sharon Eilert, Beloit, Kan., Darlene Havens, Topeka, LaVone Rindt, Lyndon, and Elaine Schwartz and Evelyn Hulgren, both of Topeka.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. A private family burial will take place at Vassar Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Zion Lutheran Church and sent in care to Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at

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