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Case No. 23-0847

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Johnson v. Dennis


Erin Johnson, Traci Christenson, Carrie Slagle and Richard Doud, Plaintiffs-Appellees

Wesley J. Hillsheim, Intervenor

Michael Dennis, prior trustee of the Dennis Family Trust, Defendant-Appellant

Attorneys for Appellant

David L. Marner

Ann M.K. Mccrea

Dana A. Judas

Daniel G. Clouse

Attorney for Appellees

Chad D. Brakhahn

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Apr 10, 2024

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Linn County, Fae Hoover, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Schumacher, P.J., and Ahlers and Langholz, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, P.J.  (8 pages)

            A trustee appeals the district court decision ordering distribution of trust funds to a deceased beneficiary’s issue.  OPINION HOLDS: Because we find the plain and unambiguous language of the trust requires distribution to the deceased beneficiary’s issue, we affirm.

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