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In re Estate of Ryner

Court of Appeal of Iowa

November 20, 2013

IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DENNIS WAYNE RYNER, Deceased MARK RYNER, Intervenor-Appellant.

Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Marshall County, Michael Moon, Judge.

Mark Ryner appeals the district court order overruling his objection to a final report.

Mark Ryner, Norman, Oklahoma, appellant pro se.

Kent L. Geffe of Welp & Geffe, Marshalltown, for appellee.

Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Mullins and Bower, JJ.

BOWER, J.

Mark Ryner appeals the district court order overruling his objection to the final report in Dennis Ryner's estate. Mark Ryner's argument challenging the final report is actually a challenge to the adoption of Dennis Ryner in 1958. Mark Ryner claims the adoption of Dennis by a family member was illegal.[1] The adoptive parents are now deceased. Mark Ryner requests the adoption decree be set aside to allow him to inherit from Dennis Ryner's estate. After a review of the ruling of the district court and the case of Jahnke v. Jahnke, 526 N.W.2d 159, 161 (Iowa 1994) finding an adoption judgment cannot be vacated after the death of an adoptive parent, we affirm the district court order. See Iowa R. App. P. 6.1203(a), (d).

AFFIRMED.


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