MARQUETTE - The Marquette County Board is scheduled today to mark the retirement of Marquette County Probate Court Judge Michael Anderegg by honoring his nearly 40 years of service with a commemorative resolution.
The resolution will be presented as part of the county board's regular meeting at 6 p.m. in Room 231 of the Henry Skewis Annex of the Marquette County Courthouse.
Anderegg began his career with Marquette County in November 1974, serving as assistant prosecutor, He was later elected probate judge and began his first term on Jan. 1, 1977. He is retiring after 38 years of service to the county. Former county chief civil counsel and chief assistant prosecuting attorney Cheryl Hill was elected in November to replace Anderegg.
Marquette County Treasurer Anne Giroux speaks during a recall language clairity hearing in front of Probate Court Judge Michael Anderegg in this 2009 photo. The Marquette County Board at this evening's meeting plans to honor Anderegg, who is retiring after nearly 40 years of service to the county. (Journal file photo)
The county's resolution states Anderegg "has presided over court proceedings involving wills and trusts, guardianships and the mentally ill and incompetent. He has served as an advocate at all times on behalf of these individuals."
Anderegg has also presided over cases involving child abuse, child neglect and delinquency. When the Family Division of the circuit court was created in 1988, Anderegg became presiding judge for the Family Division of the 25th Circuit Court of Marquette County.
"He has received (awards) from state and national organizations recognizing his expertise and commitment to providing appropriate care for children and protection of the rights of individuals involved in the juvenile court process," the resolution reads.
As family division judge of the circuit court, Anderegg "has provided impartial judicial proceedings for delinquency, abuse and neglect matters so as to protect individual rights and liberties," the resolution states. "Marquette County recognizes and thanks the Honorable Michael J. Anderegg for his many years of dedication and commitment to the needs of children and their families in Marquette County.
"Therefore be it resolved that the county board of commissioners gratefully expresses its appreciation to the Honorable Michael J. Anderegg for over 38 years of dedicated service to Marquette County."
The county board, through its resolution on behalf of all the county's citizens, wished Anderegg and his wife Cheryl, "a long, healthy and happy retirement."
John Pepin can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 206.