It only took a little more than 100 words for a seemingly run-of-the-mill obituary in a local newspaper to take a turn so jarring you'll have to read it twice.

Kathleen Dehmlow, 80, recently passed away, and her death was reported in the obituary section of the Redwood Falls Gazette in Minnesota.

It started out like any other obituary: Stating when she was born, who she was married to, and those she left behind.

So far, nothing out of the ordinary.

That is, until she became pregnant again in 1962.

"In 1962 she became pregnant by her husband's brother Lyle Dehmlow and moved to California," the obituary reads.

Well, that wasn't expected... Certainly not something you'd typically see in an obituary. But, it didn't end there.

"She abandoned her children, Gina and Jay who were then raised by her parents in Clements, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schunk."

Whoa. Okay, Kathleen. That wasn't the most morally-sound decision ever. But, forgive and forget, right?


"She passed away on May 31, 2018 in Springfield and will now face judgment. She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her," the obituary ends.




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