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Angeline Lopatka, American writer, poet. Recipient International Poet of Merit award International Society Poets, 1995, 96, 97, Editor's Choice award for outstanding achievement in poetry The National Library Poets, 1995, 96, 97, DuPage County Fair Blue Ribbon award for flower arranging, award Region 7, Boy Scouts American, 1967.


Lopatka, Angeline was born on September 27, 1925 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Richard and Margaret (Martorano) Maturo.


Student, Jones Commercial College, 1948. Student, DuPage College, 1980.


Secretary to insurance adjustor, State Farm Insurance Company, Villa Park, Illinoisassistant to administrator, State Farm Insurance Company, Villa Park, Illinoisdeputy town clerk, York Township, Lombard, Illinois.


  • Other Work

    • Author: (poetry books) Poems, Thoughts, Experiences, 1996, Poetry from My Heart, 1997.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: pressed flower pictures, scrapbooks of special events, crafts, photography, traveling.


Married Walter Leo Lopatka, April 3, 1948 (deceased May 1990). Children: Walter Leo Junior, Joyce Lily.

Richard Maturo

Margaret (Martorano) Maturo

Walter Leo Lopatka

Walter Leo Junior Lopatka

Joyce Lily Lopatka