Gladys M. Welton, age 91, resident of Brainerd, died Feb. 17, 2012 in Brainerd. A service celebrating Gladys’ life will be 2 p.m. Feb. 23 at First Lutheran Church in Brainerd with visitation the hour before the service. Memorials given will be used toward an Elks Scholarship fund. Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home and Crematory in Brainerd. www.nelson-doran.com
Natalie Maki, 49, died on Feb. 14, 2012, at her home in rural Newfolden, Minn., surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Feb. 20, at Zion Lutheran Church, in Thief River Falls with the Rev. Karen Holmberg-Smith and Pastor Ollie Urdahl officiating. Burial will follow in Rindal Cemetery, rural Viking, Minn. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m., Feb. 19, at Zion Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls with a prayer service at 7 p.m.