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Maria P. Lashbrook

of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Detroit. age 75, died Thursday, November 30, 2023, at Ascension Providence Hospital in Novi. She was born June 27, 1948, in Sheffield, England, the daughter of Kazimierz and Rita (Dumford) Koszalka.

Maria attended Chadsey High School in Detroit, Michigan where she spent most of her life. She worked as a guest services representative at Marriott. When she was in her fifties, she returned to school to earn her associates degree, something that she always had a lot of pride in. Maria’s true life calling however, was her family. Maria loved her family intensely and adored her seven grandchildren who she enjoyed attending various activities with. Whether it be sports, dance, gymnastics, or even just helping getting them to their activities, she did so with a lot of intent and enthusiasm. Maria was also an avid Detroit Tigers baseball fan and would watch games as regularly as she could.

Anthony F. Wisniewski

Of Chelsea, age 89, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at the Chelsea Retirement Community. He was born April 18, 1934, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Valentine William “Bill” and Charlotte Rose (Chojna) Wisniewski.
Tony graduated from Edwin Denby High School in 1952. He served in the Army from 1954-1956, during the Korean War. He was a Tool & Die apprentice with Bower Roller Bearings, and later worked with Federal-Mogul, retiring in 1994. Tony was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He was a member and former President of the Chelsea Rod and Gun Club. He enjoyed woodworking and carving. He also liked camping, especially in Waterloo and Manistee.

Gwen Frances Schrader

of Chelsea, Michigan, age 91, died Sunday, November 26, 2023.  Gwen was born August 12, 1932, in Augusta Township, Michigan, the daughter of Harvey and Gertrude (Storck) Minick.  On June 30, 1956, she married Donald Schrader in Toledo, Ohio.  She is survived by her husband of 67 years and their four children, Douglas (Vicki) Schrader of Jackson, MI, Lori (Mike) Love of Meldrim, GA, Lisa (Steve) Jaqua of Ann Arbor, MI, and Daniel (Sharon) Schrader of Savannah, GA; three grandchildren, Andrew (Kate) Swantek, Michael (Andrea) Swantek and Benjamin Swantek, great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and one brother, Timothy.  She was preceded in death by her brothers, David and Gary, and her daughter-in law, Vicki.

Gordon Cole

Of Adrian, age 43, died Monday, November 27, 2023 at Hospice of Lenawee. He was born March 15, 1980 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, he was the son of Walter Bradley and Vickie Lou (Joseph) Cole.

Gordon attended alternative high school in Chelsea. He was really good at lawn care and snow removal. Gordon loved the outdoors and enjoyed spending time camping with his family, hunting and fishing. He adored people and was the kind of person that would do anything for you. Gordon also enjoyed roller skating and dancing.

Mauricenna "Betty" Jones

Of Chelsea, Michigan, age 97, passed away on Sunday, November 26, 2023 at the Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born June 9, 1926 in Muskegon, MI, the daughter of Morris and Mary Ella (Seymour) Wolcott. Betty retired from 3M in Ann Arbor. She liked coloring, puzzles, and solitaire.

In 1948, she married Eldon Carl Jones, and he preceded her in death on February 25, 1990. Survivors include two sons, Carl L. (Susie) Jones of Dexter and Dana M. Jones of Dexter; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sons, Danny A. Ruthenburg and Eldon S. Jones.