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Estate of Ulrikson
Bellida Ulrikson died testate in 1976. The will made specific bequests of $1000 to each of nine nieces and nephews. It also provided that the residue would be given to her brother and sister to share unless one should predecease the testator and then all to the surviving sibling. Both the testators brother and sister predeceased her and the surviving children of the testator’s brother sought to have the residue pass to them under the anti-lapse statute. The Appellants argue that the testator expressed a clear intention against the application of the anti-lapse statute by the language “and in the event that either one of them shall predecease me, then to the other surviving brother or sister.”
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