STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF BELTRAMI DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION NINTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT Court File No. 04-PR-21-3 Estate of Richard J. Butz, Sr., Decedent ORDER OF FORMAL PROBATE OF WILL AND FORMAL APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE The Petition for Formal Probate of Will and Formal Appointment of Personal Representative, signed by Robert Pellt10n, West determines Thomas the III came following: before the Court on March 3, 2021. The Court, having heard and considered the Petition, determines the following: 1. The Court has jurisdiction and venue in this County is proper. 2. The Petition is complete. 3. The Petitioner has declared or affirmed that the representations contained in the Petition are true to the best of Petitioner’s knowledge or belief. 4. The Petitioner is an interested person as defined by Minnesota law. 5. Any notice required by Minnesota law has been given. 6. Decedent died on 10/25/2020. 7. Decedent’s Will is comprised of the following: Last will dated04/03/2017. 8 The documents comprising the Will: are in the Court’s possession. 9. It appears from the Petition that the proceeding was commenced within the time limitation prescribed by Minn. Stat. 524.3-108. 10. The Petition indicates that there is no personal representative appointed in this or any other county of Minnesota whose appointment has not been terminated, except: 11. The Petition does not indicate the existence of a possible unrevoked testamentary instrument which may relate to property subject to Minnesota law, and which is not filed for probate Court. 12. The person appointed below has priority and is entitled to be appointed personal representative, and is not disqualified to serve as personal representative. 13. The Will specifies: Bond: No bond Administration: Unsupervised 14. Decedent’s heirs under Minnesota law are: as identified in the Petition commencing this proceeding. 15. All persons identified as heirs have survived the Decedent by at least 120 hours. 16. Decent left no surviving spouse. 17. No objections to the Petition have been asserted. IT IS ORDERED: 1. The Petition is granted. 2. The Will is formally probated. 3. Robert W. Thomas III is formally appointed as the personal representative of the Decedent’s Estate, with no bond, in an unsupervised administration. 4. Upon filing any required bond and statement of acceptance and oath, letters testamentary will be issued. Dated: March 3, 2022 /s/ Jeanine Brand Judge of District Court (March 19 & 26, 2022) 42729