Robert “Bob” Mathew Lassi

Robert “Bob” Mathew Lassi, 80, of Ely, died peacefully surrounded by those he loved on Friday December 24.

He was born to Onnie and Coral (Hillman) Lassi on April 10, 1941.

Bob was a graduate of Ely Memorial High School. He was a proud Vietnam era veteran after serving his country in the Army, stationed in Germany. Bob married the love of his life, Renee (Zupancich) in 1981. After retiring from Northshore Mine, Bob spent his time playing poker with his brother and nephew, chatting with neighbors, and being the best, most loving grandfather to his four grandchildren.

Bob will be missed by so many, especially his children Bobbi Lassi and Cory (Missy) Lassi; Brothers Jim (Kathy) Lassi and Dave (Doreen) Lassi; sisters-in-law Patti (Dickie Brooks) Zupancich, Cheryl (Roger) Hanson, Michelle (Albert Stewart) Zupancich, and Mary Zupancich; his most beloved grandchildren Colton and Morgan Lassi, Clark and Harper Lassi, nephews and nieces Craig (Tami) and Chris (Ele) Lassi, Rachel (Dan) Bailey and Brian (Kelly) Lassi, John (Jenny Al-Rashid) and Molly Zupancich and their families. Though Bob will be greatly missed, there is peace of mind knowing he will be looking down on us with his wife Renee of 40 years; parents Onnie and Coral Lassi; father and mother-in-law John and Lorraine Zupancich.

A celebration of Bob’s life will be scheduled at a later date.

Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.