'This world is a better place without her'

The newspaper pulled the obit from its website:

A punishing paid obituary exposing a woman’s affair in small-town Minnesota in the 1960s forced a review of what’s fair to say about the departed.

Kathleen Dehmlow died last Thursday in Springfield, Minn., at the age of 80. On Monday, the Redwood Falls Gazette published a death notice online and in print that spelled out some salacious details of her life.

As the obituary spread across the internet and drew upset responses, the twice-weekly Gazette removed the online version from its website. Lisa Drafall, general manager of the Gazette, said that the family paid for the obituary. Drafall declined to say more, other than it was taken down on Tuesday.


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