Wills & Estates: A Plus for Probate


If anyone might have been expected to leave a watertight will, it was Arthur S. Kruse of Grand Haven, Mich. A retired insurance executive, he devoted the last years of his life to passionate study of his own family tree. Indeed, when he died aboard a Greyhound bus in Pennsylvania last March at the age of 67, Kruse was homeward bound from a genealogical mission to the New York Public Library. He had good reason to have given considerable thought to his probable heirs. When a Grand Haven bank opened his safe-deposit box after his death, it found...

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