A shocking obituary in a small US town's newspaper has proved it pays off to be nice to your children.
Kathleen Dehmlow, a mother from Springfield, Minnestoa, passed away last Thursday, and her obituary ran in the Redwood Falls Gazette the following Monday.
Kathleen's obituary began with all the usual details - stating she was born in 1938, married a man named Dennis Dehmlow in 1957, had two children, Gina and Jay.
Then, it reads: '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.
'She passed away on May 31, 2018 in Springfield and will now face judgement. She will not be missed by Gina and Jay, and they understand that this world is a better place without her.'
A relative has since spoken out in Dehmlow's defence.
Dwight Dehmlow, who refrained from specifying his relationship with the deceased, said the facts in the obituary were true, but there was 'a lot of stuff that is missing'.
Speaking to the Star Tribune, Dwight said, 'The sad thing about this is there is no rebuttal.
'There is more to it than this. It’s not simple… She made a mistake 60 years ago, but who hasn’t? Has she regretted it over the years? Yes.'
The obituary has since gone viral on social media.