Carol Ann Weiss, 69, of Mesa, AZ, passed peacefully on April 12, 2021, from complications from a stroke. Carol was born in Mandan, ND on June 23, 1951, to Fred and Leocadia (Lakey Hoffman) Weiss. Carol was raised on the family farm in Center, ND with her 4 siblings: Kenny, Tom, Kathy and Dan. Carol graduated from Center High School in 1969 and enjoyed reunions with her classmates. Carol later moved to Montana to begin her teaching career, where she met Mike Lantis and the couple married on July 12, 1974. Together they had three children, Ty, Christina, and Kimberly. The couple was later to divorce, however remained close friends.
After the birth of her children, Carol continued her education through Dickinson State University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She loved books and had the opportunity to share this love while teaching and working in the libraries of Montana schools including St. Labre, Augusta, Prior and multiple schools in Billings. Carol retired from teaching in 2011 and returned to Center for a brief period to be closer to her mother and siblings.
In 2014, she moved to Mesa, AZ where she would no longer have to endure Montana/North Dakota winters. She met many new friends who became near and dear to her heart. She had a special love for Halloween, karaoke, fun in the sun, playing darts, motorcycle rides, and enjoyed many other adventures. She loved returning north in the summer for visits with her children, family, and friends.
She was most proud of her three children and loved her 7 grandchildren even more. Her grandchildren adored their Nana and thought she was pretty as a flower and a princess. They loved playing cards and baking with her. Carol was an amazing cook and loved to prepare meals for her family. Her smile was as bright as her personality, and she made many people feel blessed to have known her. She will be greatly missed.
Carol was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Kenny and Dan.
She is survived by her son Ty Lantis (Pamela) of Billings, MT, daughter Christina Brewer (Gary) of Powell, WY, daughter Kimberly Fonseca (Miguel Angel) of Hermosillo Sonora, MX; and the loves of her life, grandchildren Ashton (18), Aiden (17) Colton (16), Mia (13), Ava (11), Camila (9) and Zoey Ann (3). Carol also leaves her sister Kathy Gullickson (Marty), and brother Tom Weiss (Doris), numerous friends, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Carol’s children are planning an intimate memorial together and will announce a later date for a celebration of her life in Center with family and friends. We ask that you celebrate Carol in your own ways and share your memories and celebration photos with her children, family, and friends.