Ionia County Probate Court


Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


100 West Main Street
Court House
Ionia, Michigan 48846

Directions to Ionia County Court House

Phone: (616) 527-5326
Fax: (616) 527-5321

Juvenile Division Phone: (616) 527-5332

Probate Court Personnel

Presiding Judge:
The Honorable Robert S. Sykes, Jr.

Probate Register
Christine Ray

Court Recorder
Linda Heydenburk

Deputy Probate Registers:

  • Linda Heydenburk
  • Shirley Austin

Family Division Personnel

Presiding Judge
The Honorable Robert S.Sykes, Jr.

Deputy Court Clerks

  • Christine Ray
  • Linda Heydenburk
  • Shirley Austin

Juvenile Court Personnel:

Presiding Judge
The Honorable Robert S.Sykes, Jr.

Mark Jewell

Juvenile Court Register
Juanita Mills

Deputy Register / Clerk
Sallie Possehn

Juvenile Court Probation Officers

  • Karen Heintzelman
  • Kristine Purnhagen
  • Nancy Miller
  • Dave Ostrander

Youth Service Bureau Caseworkers

  • Kim Wheater
  • Kristin Yalacki