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Lopatka, Elaine (nee Meyers) Born October 1, 1919, at rest April 12, 2014. Elaine, daughter of the late Veronica and Edward Meyers, was born and raised with her brother Richard on the north-side of Chicago. She met the love of her life, Ted Lopatka at a Catholic singles dance they married in 1943 and moved to Naperville in 1951. After almost twenty five years of marriage, she was widowed at only 47 years of age but managed to raise and privately educate four sons, three of whom became attorneys and one of whom became a physician. She lived in the same home for sixty years, loved to entertain and was known for being a most welcoming host. Elaine was a devoted parishioner of SS. Peter & Paul Parish where all four boys went to school. She enjoyed baking, cooking, decorating, needlepoint and many other crafts. Elaine also enjoyed bargain hunting and gift giving. She worked in the secretarial field, real estate and personnel recruitment. She was devoted to her family and was caregiver to her mother and aunt. Elaine resided in Downers Grove since 2012. She is survived by her four sons, Kenneth, Craig (Kim, nee Makovic), John (Marie Riley) and Gerard "Jerry" (Mary Ellen Schneider) Lopatka; eight grandchildren, Jeffery, Ryan, Luke, Lars, Ted, Claire, Robert (Iva Stoyanova) and Daniel Lopatka; as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Visitation: Tuesday, April 15th 4:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 44 S. Mill St., Naperville, IL 60540. Additional visitation: Wednesday, April 16th 9:30a.m. - 10:30a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church, 64 Norfolk Ave., Clarendon Hills, IL 60514. Mass of Christian burial to follow at 10:30a.m. at Church. Interment at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Niles, IL. For more information, please call 630-355-0213 or www.friedrich-jones.com . Read Obituary
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