The Fortin Group


Michael Jack Lasko

February 7, 1960September 6, 2021

Ellsworth Michael J. Lasko, 61 of Auburn was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle,pepere, and friend. Mike was born in Lewiston to Jack and Verna (Martin) Lasko on February 7, 1960. He was educated in Lewiston schools and obtained his GED. Mike enlisted in the Army Reserve and that is where he found his true passion for driving trailer trucks. In 1985, Mike became a dad. He and his son, Dustin, shared the same birthday. Mike met his best friend - the love of his life, Tammy (Mathon), in 1988. They married on October 28th, 1989. It was always Mike’s dream to share his love of over the road driving with his best friend. He wanted to make memories that would last a lifetime. Shortly after their marriage, Mike’s dream became a reality. He and his wife, his driving partner and best friend, began their journey together on the road and there was no shortage of memories made. So many stories filled with laughter, tears, and crazy or silly adventures! One such adventure brought Mike and Tammy to a mall in Florida. This is how Diesel became the team’s first k-9 companion. Diesel paved the way for four more dogs over the years. Maggie, Blue, Missy and Bear were loving companions that provided much entertainment and unconditional love. Mike was recently blessed with a daughter Nicole, her husband Dwane and five children Brenna, Carleigh, Dwane III, Elliott and Lily. They brought so much joy and laughter to Mike’s heart and he had a special place in their hearts as well. He will be missed greatly by all. Humble, caring, likable personality, selfless, hardworking, are just a few of the character traits that describe Mike. He had a sense of humor like no other and there was always laughter when Mike was around. His smile was contagious, and he treated everyone like family. He had a gentle soul and was always giving of himself for others. Husband, dad, son, brother, brother-in-law, Uncle Mike, Kooky Uncle Mike, Pepere, Pepe, cousin, friend – Michael J. Lasko. He leaves behind warm memories and many funny ones as well! He will never be forgotten. His memory will live on in the hearts of all who loved him. Mike is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Tammy, his mother Verna, his son Dustin/Nicole Barry, his daughter Nicole/Dwane Duchaine, his sisters Brenda/Marc Cyr, Sharon/John Hackett, Christie/Mike Kyajohnian, brothers in law Bill/Sue Mathon, Dave Mathon, John/Melissa Mathon, sister in law Debbie Mathon, several nieces, nephews, grandchildren, Godchildren Eric Cyr and Mariah Mathon, pets, cousins, many good friends and his Wal-Mart Distribution Center family He was predeceased by his father Jack and his inlaws Paul and Marie Mathon. A celebration of Life for Mike will take place on Saturday, September 18th from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Lasko’s home ~ 157 3rd Street, Auburn. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers donations may be made, in Mike’s memory, to: The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society 55 Strawberry Avenue Lewiston, ME 04240

Tammy and the family would like to extend a special thank you to Mike’s Wal-Mart family for going above and beyond, treating Mike like a family member, and showing much respect and support to his family during this difficult time. Mike always spoke highly of you all and you have shown us why. He would be so proud and grateful. Thank you.


  • A Celebration of Life

    Saturday, September 18, 2021


Michael Jack Lasko

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Linda Houghton (Pepin)

September 26, 2021

Verna & family,

Am sending my sincere condolences to you and family in your loss.
Remembering you and children at gatherings when our spouses worked together at MB.

Linda (Pepin)

Sherry Woodsome

September 20, 2021

My deepest condolences to you and your family my prayers 🙏 are with you.

Joyce Manyak

September 19, 2021

Mike I will always miss your smile and the joy and laughter you brought to everyone.R.IP cuz .We love and miss you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Linda Houghton

September 17, 2021

My most sincere condolences to Verna and the Lasko family. We knew Michael's dad and mom from many years ago.

May he rest in Heavenly peace forever

Linda (PEPIN) Houghton

Audrey Kennedy-Tripp

September 16, 2021

"I know he will rise in the resurrection on the last day." (John 11:24)

Mike did treat everybody like family. May the days pass quickly until he is having fun with the family again, forever.

Brenda Cyr

September 16, 2021

Watch over us Mike til were all together again. We love you & miss you so much. Rest in peace and say hi to Memere, Pepere , Dad & all our other
angels up there with you. I know you're making them all laugh. Just keep it "G" rated."Keep on truckin Bro".

Linda Quimby

September 16, 2021

Dear Tammy,
The first thing that comes mind when I think of Mike is his smile.
We had the same sense of humor so I always appreciated his comments.
The obvious love and friendship you two shared was a beautiful thing to see.
And your happiness grew as your family grew. You will all comfort one another as Jehovah comforts you all and as we wait to welcome Mike back with oreos and straw berry rhubarb pie.
Much love,

Melvin A Fletcher

September 16, 2021

Dear Tammy,
We will miss Mike and his ready smile. You and Mike made a great team for all these years...driving big rigs along with your 'canine' children! It was a good thing you had them on that night when a stranger tried to enter your cab! Carolyn only wishes she had made Mike another pecan pie, one of his favorites. We are very thankful to you and Mike for loving our kitty (Tony). He was homeless when we found him and we enjoyed him for a long time and then you and Mike stepped in and gave him the best years of his life! Thank you Mike!! He guarded your back yard as if he were a guard dog! And he loved when Mike came home and had a treat for him. Mike had such a nice ready smile and was always there to help and when Nicole and Dwayne came along with the children if was as if you also had a family of little ones. What a blessing to you both. We will miss him but we have faith that when Jehovah's time comes for the recreation he will come alive again along with the man who died beside Jesus and heard Jesus say to him: "You will be with me in Paradise.." Luke 23:43 What a wonderful reunion we will enjoy at that time.
We love you Tammy and will never forget Mike.
Mel and Carolyn

Gary Martin

September 15, 2021

One time Mike and I went to a concert together. We got dropped off. Had a great time and stayed 'til the very end. We realized as the last of the concert attendees were driving off that we didn't have a way to get home. We managed to grab a box truck driver just as he was driving out. "Sure hop gotta ride in the back". We tumbled around in the back of that box truck, in the dark, laughing the whole way for 40 minutes until we got dumped off in New Britain. Now you know why Mike became a truck driver - so he could ride in the front...and so Tammy would never have to tumble around in the back like loose cargo. Love you Tammy, Aunt Vern, Brenda, Sharon, Christy and respect to all others that loved him. The adventures go on...

Ginny DeVault

September 14, 2021 sorry to hear about Mike...he was probably the nicest guy with the greatest sense of humor.
Having met him working for Dr. both were a pleasure to know.
Please accept my sincere sympathy to you and your family...