Children of dead Minnesota woman release nasty obituary: ‘World is a better place without her’

/ 09:31 PM June 06, 2018

The two children of a Minnesota woman who recently passed away had some not-so-nice words to say about their mother.

Kathleen Dehmlow died on May 31, and was survived by her two children, Gina and Jay. Both took the opportunity to lash out at their deceased mother through her obituary, originally released in the Redwood Falls Gazette. 


The obituary started off by narrating that Demlow was born on March 19, 1938, then married her husband Dennis Dehmlow in 1957.

Things then took a turn in the line: “In 1962, she became pregnant by her husband’s brother Lyle Dehmlow and moved to California.” It also revealed that she abandoned her children, who were later raised by her parents.


“She passed away on May 31, 2018 and will now face judgment,” the obituary read. Her children dropped the final bomb with the line: “She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her.”

Dehmlow’s obituary has now gone viral on Twitter; a netizen with the Twitter handle @RandBallsStu shared it. It has garnered over 36,132 retweets and 113,079 likes, as of this writing.

“She made a mistake 60 years ago, but who hasn’t?” Dwight Dehmlow, a relative of the deceased, told Minnesota local media Star Tribune, Tuesday, June 5. “Has she regretted it over the years? Yes.”

He added that though the facts stated were true, “there is a lot of stuff that is missing.”


Dwight said of the obituary: “The sad thing about this is there is no rebuttal. There is more to it than this. It’s not simple.” Katrina Hallare/JB


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