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Dora Wilhelmina (Badberg) Rottman, 104 years of age, of Nebraska City passed away July 19, 2019 at Morton Place in Nebraska City. She was born on December 23, 1914 near Cook to William and Ida (Meyer) Badberg. Dora grew up on a farm near Talmage. She attended country school and Lincoln School of Commerce. Dora worked for Goodyear in Memphis, Tennessee and also for the Corps of Engineers in Lawrence, Kansas.

She married Donald Rottmann on June 20, 1953 and they owned Rottman Feed and Supply Company in Talmage while farming. Dora was the cook for Talmage Public Schools. She also helped deliver meals on wheels to the elderly at the age of 90. Dora was a member of Christ Lutheran Church where she was very active and a trivia expert at Morton Place.

Dora is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Selleck of Waddington, New York; grandchildren, Sonya Selleck-Mitchell of Albany, New York, Clay Selleck and wife Shannon Rulo of St. Louis, Missouri; and great grandsons, Aaron Selleck and Kannon Steinmeyer. She was preceded in death by her parents; and husband Donald in 1970.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday, July 26, 2019 at Christ Lutheran Church in Nebraska City with Pastor John Cotton officiating. Interment will be at 1:00 PM Friday, July 26, 2019 in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery near Talmage. Visitation will be held from 1 to 8 PM with family greeting friends from 6 to 7 PM Thursday, July 25, 2019 at Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn.

Memorials are suggested to the family’s choice in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left online at Hall Funeral Chapel in Auburn in charge of arrangements.

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