Waldene O. “Dusty” Blasberg

August 14, 1924 ‒ November 12, 2019

Galion, Ohio

Waldene O. “Dusty” Blasberg, 95, of Galion passed away November 12, 2019 at Magnolia Terrace in Galion.

Born August 14, 1924 in Clarksburg, West Virginia, she was the daughter of Simon and May (Evans) Rhoades.  She married Paul E. Blasberg on July 14, 1945 and they enjoyed 64 years together until his passing on July 16, 2009.

She was a graduate of Galion High School in 1942 and was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Galion. Dusty taught art at Galion City Schools and at St, Joseph Catholic School. She also helped her husband Paul operate Porky’s restaurant in Mansfield. Dusty was a talented artist, and a member of the Current News Club. She taught Red Cross swimming lessons and was a former member of the Galion Community Center YMCA where she swam every day up to age 88.

She is survived by sons Daniel Blasberg, Sr. of Galion and Dana Blasberg of Galion; grandchildren Daniel (Sue) Blasberg Jr., Donita Blasberg, Kimberly Nicole (Troy) Ruff, Brandon Blasberg and Wesley (Dawn) Blasberg and great grandchildren Jesse Blasberg, Blake Blasberg, Brayden Blasberg, Alexis Blasberg, Cameron Ruff, Arianne Ruff, Addison Ruff, Landon Blasberg and Maddie Blasberg.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by brother Colbert Rhoades and a daughter-in-law, Alice Blasberg.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 22 with Pastor Heather McLeod officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christ United Methodist Church in care of the funeral home.

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

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  • Dusty was a wonderful Human Being I was fortunate enough to call friend. Her reasoning, logic & kindness aided me over the years during our chats at Porky’s. Ernest Hemingway had a wonderful quote: ‘There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.’ Whenever I think of or hear this quote I’m reminded of the life lessons I learned from my friend Dusty. Rest In Peace my friend.

  • So sorry to hear about Dusty. She was so nice to me. We hold you in our hearts. With deepest sympathy.
    Gert and Pam Windbigler
    Your neighbors since forever.

  • So sorry to hear of Dusty’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you 🙏. May your memories always keep her close in your hearts and may the Lord grant you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  • I remember Dusty from back in the late 60’s when I worked as a waitress at Porky’s. She would stop in to visit with a smile on her face and always say Hi! I saw her years ago when I stopped in for lunch, she looked almost the same but she didn’t really remember me. Such a sweet sweet lady. I’m sure she will be very missed by her friends and family. RIP Dusty ✝️

  • So sorry to hear of Mrs Blasberg passing. I took care of Mr Blasberg when he was at Rosewood Manor. Mrs Blasberg was so kind. Had many talks with her also. She did a pencil drawing for me of my baby girl Grace that passed away. I will cherish it always. Your all in my thoughts & prayers. With Deepest Sympathy, Teresa Smith

  • Dana and family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, sending prayers to you and your family.

    Maggie Bashoff and Jeff Robinson

  • To the Blasberg Family,
    Dusty was a very kind and fair person. She taught swimming for many years at Heisi Park. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for your loss.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • We think you are the Dana Blasberg we knew in Mansfield, OH. Our hearts go out to you. Jim and Janet Wilson

  • To the Blasburg family sorry for your loss. Gmall Dusty was one of a kind. She was Truley a great woman she will always be loved and missed by many. R.I.P angle for god has gained a great one. Thought and prayers are w u all.

  • My condolences on the passing of your mother. I will always have good memories of her because of her swimming lessons. She was a kind person. I am sorry for your loss.

  • So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was one great lady. You have my very deepest sympathy🙏🏼😍

  • So sorry for yout loss . Mrs. Blasberg was my 3rd. grade teacher at East School . I learned a lot from her . She had made sawdust gingerbread ornaments for everyone in the class . And I still have mine . R. I. P. Mrs. Blasberg .

  • So sorry for the loss of a great person. She was my 3rd grade teacher at east elementary .A great
    teacher. R.I.P. Mrs. blasberg