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Case No. 19-1881

In the Matter of the Estate of Helen L. Burge, Deceased.

Keith Burge, Appellant/Cross-Appellee

Alex Burge and Ellis Burge, Appellants,


Joan Burge, Linda Freese, Erin Freese Grigg, Brian Freese, and Guthrie Burge, Appellees/Cross-Appellees,


Keaton Burge, Cross-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant Keith Burge

Guy P. Booth

Darrel Morf and Chad Brakhahn

Attorney for Appellants Alex Burge and Ellis Burge

Kevin C. Rigdon and Jase H. Jensen

Attorney for Appellees Linda Freese, Brian Freese, and Erin Freese Grigg

Ann M. Klostermann McCrea and Crystal L. Usher

Attorney for Appellee Joan Burge

Joseph W. Younker and Janice J. Kerkove

Attorney for Cross-Appellant Keaton Burge

Keaton Burge, self-represented

Attorney for Appellee Guthrie Burge

Guthrie Burge, self-represented

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Mar 17, 2021

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Sean W. McPartland, Judge.  AFFIRMED ON APPEAL; AFFIRMED ON CROSS-APPEAL.  Heard by Vaitheswaran, P.J., and Tabor and Ahlers, JJ.  Opinion by Ahlers, J.  (15 pages)

            Following Helen Burge’s death, her executor sought to probate her will.  Certain beneficiaries objected to the final report, and, after hearing, the probate court entered an order resolving those objections.  Some of the beneficiaries appeal and cross-appeal from that order, arguing the court had no authority or jurisdiction to resolve certain disputes and the court erred in distributing particular assets.  OPINION HOLDS: We reject these challenges and affirm.

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