Patricia A. Lassila

HOUGHTON – Patricia A. Lassila, a resident of Houghton, died on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Portage Health with family by her side following a brief illness.

She was born in Hancock on June 25, 1938, a daughter of the late Paul J. and Ann V. (Tomasic) Dreis, and was a graduate of the Houghton High School.

She was married to James N. Lassila on October 1, 1966, in Dollar Bay

Pat was a loving mother, loved being a homemaker always keeping a clean home and preparing wonderful meals for her family. Pat had a wonderful sense of humor which was enjoyed by all. She enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Surviving are her husband, James of Houghton; children, John Perala of Englewood, Fla., Cindy (Dustin) Allred of Tucson, Ariz., Ruth (Dave) Whitney of Westland, Mich., Lisa Lasota of Shoreview, Minn., Laurie (John) Monticello of Dollar Bay and Sheri (PJ) Barry of Redridge; grandchildren, Michael, Dan, Ashlee, Nicole, Brooke, Paige, Brittany and Cassandra; great-grandchildren, Logan and Kinsey; four nieces, one nephew and several cousins.

Besides her parents, Patricia was also preceded in death by a brother, Paul Dreis, Jr.

As requested, there will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are being handled by the Jukuri-Antila Funeral Home of Hancock, Antila Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may expressed to the family at