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Minnesota woman’s obituary takes startling turn

Minnesota (KSTP) – An obituary exposing a woman’s long-ago affair in western Minnesota has captured the eyes of many this week.

Kathleen Dehmlow died May 31, and the Redwood Falls Gazette published an obituary citing wrongdoings in her life. 

The piece starts out conventionally, beginning with "Kathleen Dehmlow (Schunk) was born on March 19, 1938, to Joseph and Gertrude Schunk of Wabasso." The post goes on to state she married Dennis Dehmlow at St. Anne’s in Wabasso, and they had two children — Gina and Jay — the authors of this obituary. 

Then, the details follow:

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 then raised by her parents in Clements, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Schunk.

After that, the obituary stated she "passed away on May 31, 2018, in Springfield," and that she "will now face judgment." 

The last sentence of the obituary concludes the dark, punishing theme of the entire post, stating:

She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her. 


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