Lois M. Sackett
April 23, 1939 – April 30, 2022
Lois Marilyn (Roker) Sackett was born April 23, 1939 in Kearney, Nebraska to Donald R. and Emma Leila Roker. Early in life her family moved to Lincoln, NE, where she grew up and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957. She then attended Westmar Bible College in LeMars, Iowa where she graduated at the top of her class. She returned to Lincoln and entered Bryan Hospital School of Nursing, again graduating at the top of her class. During her senior year she was elected President of the Nebraska Student Nurse’s Association and Secretary of the National Student Nurse’s Association. It was also during her senior year that she met Jim Sackett on a blind date. After this, they only had eyes for each other and married in 1964.
Lois spent most of her career working as the office manager for the Nebraska Heart Institute in Lincoln. She put her heart into both career and family, and enjoyed collecting all kinds of artistic hearts to display in her home. She went on to start her own company doing medical clinic consulting. She enjoyed traveling, gardening and caring for her grandchildren. She loved attending their sporting events as well as Husker football games. She is survived by her husband, Jim Sackett; daughter Ashlyn Conover; daughter and son-in-law Cheryl and Scott Custard; and grandchildren Brianne Conover, Calvin Custard, and Conlan Custard.
VISITATON: Friday, May 6th from 10am to 11am at the West Center Chapel, followed by FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am with Nebraska Nurse Honor Guard in attendance. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Friday, May 6th at 2pm at Omaha National Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to Garrett-Evangelical Seminary Scholarship Fund.
To view a live broadcast of the Funeral Service, please go to www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.
We are very sorry about your Mom’s passing. Praying for peace and comfort during this time and the times ahead. Although we did not know Lois, we heard many good things about her and what a lovely lady she was.
I had the pleasure of working under Lois at both NHI, and when Bryan Heart was organized. Lois was the kindest, fairest boss I ever worked with. Lois loved her girls & grandchildren along with Jim. May the angels in heaven rejoice when she reached there!
So very sorry about your mom’ s passing. Prayers for healing during this difficult time.
Very nice service thanks for having it on video. Very nice tribute. I was a. Classmate at Bryan with Lois. Lots of fond memories.
I had the awesome experience of working with Lois at BryanHeart and she was an amazing mentor, guiding light and delight to be around. I am so sad to hear about her passing. She was truly one of a kind and will be missed.