Obituary | Lila Tooker

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Obituary | Lila Tooker

Lila Tooker
Lila Tooker

Lila Tooker, 60, recruitment and retention coordinator with veterinary and biomedical sciences, died June 24.

Tooker worked for 28 years at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. She served as a student services adviser in the College of Nursing (August 1990 to February 2001); Nebraska Extension recruitment coordinator with admissions (February 2001 to August 2012); and with veterinary and biomedical sciences for the last six years.

Tooker was born in Omaha and graduated from Ralston High School. A Regents Scholar, Tooker earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Prior to her tenure at the university, Tooker was a teacher at Platteview High School.

Tooker started attending Husker football games with her parents when she was two years old and enjoyed sitting on a ledge beside their seats. She remained a diehard Husker fan throughout her life.

Tooker was preceded in death by her father, Norman Tooker. She is survived by her monther, Phyllis Tooker; brother, Russ Tooker; and nephew, Garrett Tooker.

Services were held June 30. A tribute wall is available online.

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