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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.

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. 

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.

Charles Haddon Williams, Jr,

Charles was born June 29, 1932 in Washington, D.C., the only child of Charles Haddon Williams and Kathryne Passailaigue Williams.  He was raised in Washington and earned a B.S. from the University of Maryland and a PhD in Biochemistry from Duke University.  While doing post-doctoral work in Sheffield, UK, he met his wife of 61 years, Angela Murison (Small) Williams.  Together they settled in Ann Arbor, MI where Charles worked for the V.A. doing basic research as well as serving as a Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Michigan.  They raised two sons, Stephen Charles Williams and Patrick Timothy Williams.

Charles was devoted to his work on enzymes that contain vitamin B2 and to Science in general.  He studied enzymes containing versions of vitamin B2 that are involved with crucial functions in maintaining protein structure, providing reducing equivalents for the production of the bases in DNA, and for the function of mitochondria in cells. He collaborated with scientists from England, Germany, and Italy.  He and Angela, frequently accompanied by Stephen and Patrick, made many trips to these countries, especially the UK, and they maintained deep ties to family and friends there.