STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF NOBLES FIFTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Estate of Duane D. Gruis, Decedent Court File No. 53-PR-22-236 NOTICE OF INFORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is given that an application for informal probate of the Decedent’s Will, dated February 18, 2020, (“Will”), has been filed with the Registrar. The application has been granted. Notice is also given that the Registrar has informally appointed Barbara J. Gruis, as personal representative of the Estate of the Decedent. Any heir, devisee or other interested person may be entitled to appointment as personal representative or may object to the appointment of the personal representative. Unless objections are filed with the Court (pursuant to Minn. Stat. 524.3-607) and the Court otherwise orders, the personal representatives have full power to administer the Estate, including, after 30 days from the date of issuance of letters, the power to sell, encumber, lease or distribute real estate. Any objections to the probate of the Will or appointment of the Personal Representative must be filed with this Court and will be heard by the Court after the filing of an appropriate petition and proper notice of hearing. Notice is also given that (subject to Minn. Stat. 524.3-801) all creditors having claims against the Estate are required to present the claims to the personal representative or to the Court Administrator within four months after the date of this Notice or the claims will be barred. Dated: 3/17/2022 /s/ K. Fitzgerald Registrar Dated: 3/17/2022 Kelly Iverson Court Administrator Attorney for Personal Representative William J. Wetering Hedeen, Hughes & Wetering 1206 Oxford Street Worthington, MN, 56187 Attorney License No: 184007 Telephone: (507) 376-3181 FAX: (507) 376-9404 Email: (March 30; April 6 2022)46869