Losing a loved one is always a tough and heartbreaking situation for anyone. But one family from Springfield, Minnesota is showing no remorse for the loss of their mother and they penned it in her obituary.
After passing away on May 31st, the birth children of 80-year-old Kathleen Dehmlow posted an obit on her behalf on the Redwood Falls Gazette. The first few paragraphs share details on her birthdate, birthplace, and parents. But everything escalated when the obit mentioned that she got pregnant by her husband's brother, moved to California, and abandoned her children Gina and Jay in the early '60s.
The obit got brutally honest in the last graph: "She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her."
Paragraph 1: ok— Stu from internet (@RandBallsStu) June 5, 2018
Paragraph 2: ok
Paragraph 3: wait
Paragraph 4: OH
Paragraph 5: *airplane flies overhead with a banner reading WELCOME TO HELL MOM* pic.twitter.com/ppV45htrda
Meanwhile, people on Twitter are divided with the ~passive-aggressive~ post and are sharing their two cents. The Gazette removed the obit after it went viral on the internet.
GOOD HEAVENS ALMIGHTY. This is why you gotta be a good person; because you can't have people waiting to flex big disrespect on you when you can't defend yourself lol https://t.co/lVIPH6ksql— ............... (@tokthadon) June 5, 2018
“What the Hell is Happening In That Obit” - award-winning podcast from @MyLittleBloggie— John Moe (@johnmoe) June 5, 2018
It's entirely possible she was awful to her children behind closed doors and was completely different to others. Abandoning your children isn't classy.— Cody (@CodySaysStuff) June 6, 2018
I had a co-worker whose father put her and her brother in an orphanage when her mother died.— bells (@bells110) June 6, 2018
She was a bitter and angry woman even 30 years later.
Passive aggressive? Nah, just aggressive. Be good to your children ‘cause they have the last word. #nextlevel #kathleendehmlow pic.twitter.com/u8zxx8rXQA— Jeri Young (@jeriyoungWSJ) June 5, 2018
"She made a mistake 60 years ago, but who hasn't?" one relative said. "Has she regretted it over the years? Yes." https://t.co/C0REqzwubd— Star Tribune (@StarTribune) June 5, 2018
Let us say half of these allegations are true. 100% unnecessary. Shame to those that published this trash.— David Bellavia (@DavidBellavia) June 5, 2018
I miss my mom and dad, and I’m grateful this wasn’t the obit I had to write…— Rob (@rob_blue) June 5, 2018
I *do* hold this sentiment for a member of my family, though, and it sucks. https://t.co/TAaLA3moPn
It takes courage to tell the truth. Just because someone is dead, doesn’t mean they become a saint, and there’s no rule saying a child must forgive an abusive, unloving parenthttps://t.co/0eSKoSVnbG— How do you know if someone’s vegan (@groth_rubini) June 5, 2018
I always thought the worst last line in an obit was "he was identified by his dental records" until I read this https://t.co/noT3uheIJy— Chris Miller (@Cmillstrib) June 5, 2018
Moral of story: Do better by the people who will one day write your obituary. https://t.co/OgUTz3Vp0G— Mike Waters (@MikeWatersSYR) June 5, 2018
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