Newspaper Withdraws Viral Revenge Obituary Written By a Son for His Mom
A son who wrote an unkind obituary about his late mother who died on Thursday at the age of 80 has gone viral since it came out in public. A Minnesota newspaper that published the paid obituary on its website was criticized for it.
The obituary posted in the newspaper revealed about the deceased woman’s affair with her husband’s brother and abandoning her two children. However, when the obituary of Kathleen Dehmlow was criticized by the readers, eventually the newspaper had to pull it down from their website.
The General Manager of Minneapolis Star Tribune explained that Dehmlow’s family paid for the obituary. Similarly, Legacy.com also had the obituary and commented that it would “review its standards and not just lean on the newspapers that feed it.”
In the obituary, it was published that, Kathleen Dehmlow was born on March 19, 1938, and lived in Springfield, Minn. She got married to Dennis Dehmlow in 1957 with who she had two children – Gina and Jay. After this, the obituary got harsh and read as –
“In 1962 she became pregnant by her husband’s brother Lyle Dehmlow and moved to California. She abandoned her children, Gina and Jay who were raised by her parents in Clements, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schunk,”
In the new sentence, the obituary was wrapped in a strong tone.
“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.”
While the relative of the Star Tribune said that the allegations in the obituary are true, however, they also said that there is more to the story.