No. 75-607.

80 Wis.2d 285 (1977)

259 N.W.2d 54

IN RE ESTATE OF HAESE, Deceased: THOMPSON, and others, Appellants, v. ALLAERT, Personal Representative, and others, Respondents.

Supreme Court of Wisconsin.

Decided November 1, 1977.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

For the appellants there was a brief by David L. Walther, John Sundquist, and Walther & Halling, with oral argument by David L. Walther, all of Milwaukee.

For the respondents there was a brief by Harlow J. Hellstrom Ltd. and Thomas J. Marola, of counsel, with oral argument by Harlow J. Hellstrom, all of Milwaukee.


The testatrix, Louise G. Haese, executed the will in question on August 4, 1965. She died on June 4, 1974. The will was admitted to probate on July 19, 1974.

This review calls for the construction of the phrase "relative of the testator" as it appears in the present (1973) anti-lapse statute, sec. 853.27.1 Prior to 1973 the questioned phrase was "child or other relation...

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