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The worst obituaries you could ever imagine reading

Now To Love logo Now To Love 10/06/2018 Holly Royce

My grandmother taught me that if you can't say anything nice you shouldn't say anything at all, but we're guessing these people didn't get that memo.

These vengeful obituaries are so bizarre you'll struggle to believe they're real.

The world will be a "better place without her"

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This surprising obituary for 80-year-old Kathleen Dehmlow quickly went viral after the excerpt from the Redwood Falls Gazette was shared online. Speaking exclusively to The Daily Mail, Kathleen's son said he and his sister wrote the obituary to help them feel a sense of closure.

"You can't believe the dysfunction of the family," he said. "They'll never know what we went through but it helped us [to write this]. We wanted to finally get the last word.

"You could write it all down in a book or turn it into a movie and people wouldn't believe what we went through."

Kathleen's sister said the obituary "hurt the family tremendously," and it should not have been written.

It has since been deleted from website and the online version of the Redwood Falls Gazette.

Highlights from the obit include a section which explains Kathleen 'abandoned' her kids to be raised by their grandparents after running away with her husband's brother. It proclaimed, "The world will be a better place without her."


She was a "difficult mother and a horrendous mother-in-law"

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Among being remembered as an "astute business woman" and "a boundless creative," this bizarre obituary reveals Carole Roberson was a "difficult mother and a horrendous mother-in-law," - but don't worry - "she will STILL be missed".

Carole's obit also takes a cheeky jab at her spelling, saying "Her regular emails to family were often unintentionally hilarious as her typing was spotty and her typos were legendary."

Maybe Carole had a good sense of humour?

She was "betrayed" and her son "broke her heart"

Yikes, this one is terrible.

If the obituary is to be taken as read, only one of her three children cared for her. We wonder who wrote this.

The highlighted section reads:

"She is survived by her Son, 'A.L', who loved and cared for her, Daughter 'Ninfa' who betrayed her trust, and Son 'Peter', who broke her heart."

Circumcised with his Dad’s pocketknife

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The obituary for Chan Holcombe goes into all the normal memoriam details like how old he was when he died, where he had lived, where he was born... oh and, that he was "was circumcised with his Dad's pocketknife."

Too much information. Why would you even include that?

Booze, guns, cars and younger women until he died

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Maybe they wanted him to be remembered for enjoying life to the fullest? This obituary for Mike "Flathead" Blanchard proclaims, "He enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died."

Ah... go, Grandpa?

Doug died

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There's not too much you can say about someone whose obituary is shorter than their name.

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