Daniel C. Blasberg, Sr.

May 30, 1947 ‒ April 26, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Daniel C. Blasberg, Sr., 72, of Galion passed away unexpectedly Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Blanchard Valley hospital in Findlay, Ohio.

Born May 30, 1947 in Galion, Ohio, he was the son of the late Paul and Waldene (Rhoades) Blasberg. He married Alice (Klein) Blasberg on May 4, 1968 and she preceded him in death on July 25, 2010.

He was a graduate of Galion High School in 1965 and has worked at and owned Porky’s Drive In in Mansfield for 40 years.  Dan was a member of the Galion Moose Lodge #303 in Galion, Goldwing Riders and Harley Riders Association.  He had a passion for riding motorcycles and was an amateur radio operator.

He is survived by his daughter, Donita Blasberg, of Galion; son, Daniel (Susan) Blasberg, Jr. of College Park, Maryland; grandson, Jesse Blasberg; brother, Dana Blasberg of Galion and a niece and two nephews.

The family will have a memorial service for Dan at Porky’s Drive In, 811 Ashland Road, Mansfield, Ohio  44905, Saturday, July 18, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Dan Blasberg, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.


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  • I will miss Dan, from the day he said stop by my Restaurant and give us a try; I made it a weekly visit . Every time Dan made an effort to say Hi to me and his family was always nice as could be. I will miss my talks with Dan and his smile. I wish the best for all of Dan’s family.

  • My sincere condolences to the family. Dan was a wonderful person, as was his Wife and my Mother friend, Alice. Dan’s presence will be missed by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  • Dana and family I’m so sorry for your loss sending prayers to you and your family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • Dana, I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time

  • I am heartbroken. Dan was a GREAT guy,friend & employer. A honest man of his word. Dan will certainly be missed by many. My deepest sympathy to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  • I am so sorry for your loss, Dan and Porky’s holds such a special place in my heart. Dan and Alice gave me that first job when I was 15. Still to this day i love those oldie songs on the juke box. Learning to do car hop and monday night detail cleanings. My heart aches for all the family.

  • I’m sooo sorry to hear this. I’ll never forget when my sister and I were little, we had the opportunity to clean and paint your dads boats. We were to clean and paint the bulges of them. The good thing was we were able to get all the food we wanted !! My dad and Paul were very good friends. My dad would go to porky’s every day ! He had his “chair” as sooo many of them did. Porky’s was my first job ! I’ll never forget him yelling out the correct change for every order !!! I love porky’s to this day. God Bless your family and may God lift you up

  • To the Blasberg Family,
    Please accept our sympathies and prayers for passing of Dan Sr.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • My condolences to the family! He was an amazing man! He’s going to be missed by many! His family,friends, and the porkys crew are in my thoughts and prayers!

  • I am heartbroken. Dan was a GREAT guy,friend & employer. A honest man of his word. Dan will certainly be missed by many. He was my first boss ever and the exsperiance there was great. Dad as alot of us called him which fit for how he was. He was and always will be the greatest man I know. To today I’m still lost for words and thoughts knowing when I come home for a visit I wont c u or your smile and saying well hello patty how the heck are ya. Thoughts and prayers r w u Donita and Jesse and the blasburge family. Miss ya Dan Aka (Dad) ❤😢

  • Dan was such a kind man and a joy to talk to. My heart goes out to Dan’s family and I am honored to have not only known him, but also his wonderful daughter Donita.

  • So very sorry for your loss. I am sure he will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends.

  • Oh man I am so sad this man taught me a lot about work and life. He was my first employer taught me how to count money and use real life experiences this family is amazing. I am so sorry for your loss Donita. Please let me know when you have the memorial we will be there. Love 💘 you Annette

  • To the family of Daniel Blasberg, Sr.

    We would like to express our sincere sympathy for the loss of your father, brother, grandfather, and uncle.

    Danny was a loving son to Paul and Dusty, and devoted husband to Alice.

    Danny will be remembered by his friends as depe endable, kind and generous. A man of few words, but considerate action. Still waters run deep.

    Ruth Novak
    Nita & Ron Bond and family
    Kim & Ken Kasper
    Randy Novak
    Mike & Becky Novak and family

  • I was in a dire situation in Virginia and I talked to Donita about it and my worries. We are best friends to the point that I feel she’s more a sister. She asked her dad if he wouldn’t mind letting me come stay with them until I could get on my feet. He hadn’t met me up to this point but he didn’t hesitate to say yes. Let Donita take him truck and a car trailer to Va to get me and my belongings. He welcomed me with open arms and heart, even told me to call him Dad. I loved him as a father and will miss him so much. He was so kind, giving and gentle. I know Donita and Jesse are following in his footsteps. I know a hole is in their hearts right now though. My heart, thoughts and prayers are with them every day. May Dad rest at ease with mom by his side once again.

  • Dana,
    I am so sorry for the loss of your brother. It was good to see both of you that day at Ralphie’s. Take care, my friend.
    Marsha Cheesman

  • Donita,

    We’re thinking of you often in these days. Big hugs and lots of prayers from us to you.

    Erin and Reuben

  • Dear Donita and Jesse —

    We were so sorry to read of your dad’s sudden death and wanted you to know that you have our deepest condolences.

  • Donita, honey I’m so sorry about your Dad. He’s home now with your mom. If you need anything or just a shoulder, u give me a ring . We’re doing to much of this. Love ya🦋✌️

  • So sorry, Donita, to hear of your father’s passing. Porky’s meant a lot to me over the years.

    Dave Kelley

  • I am so sorry for your loss. Porky’s wont be the same. I worked there eons ok. Was my very first job. I do hope Porky’s will remain open there is nothing like a good cheeseburger and fries from there.

  • Donita we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers for now and in the days to come. Love and hugs to you my friend.

  • The Wrasse family would like to send our condolences. Porky’s was a part of my family from a child and then adult. I loved Dans pants. My father and Dan were in the amateur radio club together .
    We are sending our prayers and condolences, I know these past months have be hard God bless

  • Donita and Jesse,

    Thoughts and Prayers going out to you and your family. Your parents were great people. Your Dad is going to be missed. Loved eating at Porky’s . So sorry for your loss.

    God Bless My friends!
    Tammy ( Spellman)
    Hildebrand & Family.