Student, Jones Commercial College, 1948. Student, DuPage College, 1980.
Secretary to insurance adjustor, State Farm Insurance Company, Villa Park, Illinois assistant to administrator, State Farm Insurance Company, Villa Park, Illinois deputy town clerk, York Township, Lombard, Illinois.
Committeewoman district 55 York Township Republican Organization, DuPage County, since 1990. Historian Illinois Federation Republican Women, since 1997. Legislation chair Council Catholic Women, St. Alexander Church, since 1996.
Appointed Village of Villa Park Vision 2000. Past president Villa Park Garden Club, 1996, Parent-Teachers Association, 1962, Republican Women Club, 1982. Member Academy American Poets.
Married Walter Leo Lopatka, April 3, 1948 (deceased May 1990). Children: Walter Leo Junior, Joyce Lily.