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Dorothea L. (Alberts) Kuhlmann

July 10, 1925 ~ December 30, 2017 (age 92)

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  Dorothea Lovina (Alberts) Kuhlmann was born July 10, 1925 to Henry and Clara (Tuxhorn) Alberts in Table Rock, Nebraska.  She was the oldest of four children.  Dorothea was baptized Aug. 2, 1925 by Rev. F. Geyer and confirmed Feb. 11, 1940 by Rev. Herbert Brokering at St. James Lutheran Church. She attended rural school at North West Star District 10 in Richardson County.  She started working at a young age helping others with housework. At 18 she began working at the Humboldt Hospital.  After 2 years, she went to work at the Holman Hospital where she spent 3 years.

  On Aug. 19, 1947, she was married to Arnold Kuhlmann at St. James by Rev. H. Bents.  To this union three children were born: Rodney, Debra and Kevin.  They lived on a farm for 10 years and in 1958 they moved to Humboldt.  Arnold and Dorothea operated the Humboldt Greenhouse during the 60’s and 70’s.  Dorothea especially loved doing wedding flowers.  She also worked in the doctor’s office for 32 years until she retired at age 65.  Then she started cleaning house for others and had many good memories of those she worked for. 

   When Arnold and Dorothea moved to Humboldt they joined Faith Lutheran Church where she belonged to the Altar Guild and was treasurer of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League for many years.  Dorothea enjoyed baking, canning, embroidery, quilting, dancing and playing cards.  She and Arnold especially loved traveling to Branson, Missouri with friends.  

   Arnold passed away in March of 2009 and in July, Dorothea moved to an apartment in Auburn and made many new friends. When she moved to Auburn, she transferred her church membership to Trinity Lutheran Church.  Dorothea passed away at Belle Terrace in Tecumseh on December 30, 2017 at the age of 92 years.

   She is survived by her sons, Rodney Kuhlmann and wife Susan of Omaha and Kevin Kuhlmann and wife Linda of Tecumseh, son-in-law, George Dunlap of Falls City, grandchildren, Christine Hudnall, Kathleen Pruiett, Corinne McHie and husband Vince, Kelly Smith and husband Brian, Deborah Bollie and husband David, Patrick Coonce and wife Valerie, Nicole Einspahr and husband Richard, Jon Dunlap and wife Karen,  Kaleb Kuhlmann and Kade Kuhlmann, 14 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, sisters, Vivian Oestmann and husband Gerald of Auburn and Willy Moerer and husband Wayne of Johnson, brother, Eiber Alberts and wife Marlene of Auburn, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

  Dorothea was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold, daughter, Debra Dunlap, parents and parents-in-law.                                                            

   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn, Nebraska, with Rev. Jonathan Rathjen officiating.

  Visitation will be at the Wherry Mortuary in Tecumseh, Nebraska, Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the church.

  Memorials may go to the family’s choice with a later designation.

   Interment will be at 2:00 p.m.  in the St. James Lutheran (Long Branch) Cemetery, rural Humboldt, Nebraska.

   Online condolences may be left @ www.wherrymortuary.com.


 Service Information

January 3, 2018

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Wherry Mortuary, Tecumseh
202 N. 3rd Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

Funeral Service
January 4, 2018

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church
634 Alden Drive
Auburn, NE 68305

Graveside Service
January 4, 2018

2:00 PM
St. James Lutheran (Long Branch) Humboldt

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