On February 18, 2019, the Hon. Charles W. Simon, Jr., who served as a judge in Ionia and Montcalm Counties from 1971-1998, passed away at the age of 87 in Indian Wells, California.

Judge Simon began his career as a probate judge in 1971, appointed by Governor Milliken. In 1976, Judge Simon was elevated to the Circuit Court bench, also an appointment by Governor Milliken.

The Ionia Montcalm Bar Association extends condolences to Judge Simon’s family and friends. His presence in the local legal community will be greatly missed.

A more detailed description of Judge Simon’s life and career can be found here:

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