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Gladys M. Welton

Gladys M. Welton

Gladys M. Welton, age 91, resident of Brainerd, died Friday, Feb. 17, 2012, in Brainerd. Gladys was born on Feb. 16, 1921, in Aitkin, Minn., to Lambert and Nellie (Christiansen) Nelson. She was co-owner and manager of Anthonie’s branch in Nisswa.

Gladys is survived by sons, Gary, of Minneapolis, Bob, of Duluth; and daughter, Diane (Greg) Roberts, of Brainerd; grandchildren, Gabriel (Emily) Keller, Lacey (Joel) Speral, Devin Roberts, Duncan, Keely and Kylen Welton; great-grandchildren, Zachary Keller, Arie Speral and Graham Roberts.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Warren; brother, Kenny Nelson; and sister, Pauline Gustafson.

A service celebrating Gladys’ life will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor Kristin Oltmann officiating. Visitation will be the hour before the service with luncheon following the service. Burial will be in Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery.

Memorials given will be used toward an Elks Scholarship fund.

Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd.