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Angelina Petani

October 15, 1936 — April 9, 2024

Oak Park

Angelina (Lina) Petani, nee Stalzer, 87, passed away in Oak Park, IL on April 9, 2024. She was born on Oct. 15, 1936, in Opatija, Croatia to her parents Rudolph and Antonietta Stalzer and emigrated to the Chicago area with her late husband Dr. Miro Petani, and together built a successful Pediatric practice for over 50 years. Together they served and were loved by the local Italian, Croatian, and Oak Park / River Forest community.


Lina was a warm and gracious person who made friends easily. She was known as a premier hostess and enjoyed entertaining and being together with friends and family. Her specialty was Apple Strudel, and nobody could make it like her. She enjoyed collecting antiques and artwork and enjoyed painting and sewing. Most importantly she was the calming, steady beacon in the family who always sought to keep harmony in her relations.


Later in life she retired and spent time traveling between Florida and Croatia where she again had a large social circle. Lina was a generous person and always helped those less fortunate.


Lina was preceded in death by her sister Sonia, and brother Friedrich Stalzer. She is survived by her son Paul (Sandra) and Daughter (Son-in-law), her grandsons Nicolas, Maximiliano, and Lucio, a great grandchild, many relatives and good friends.


Lina’s memory will live on and will be missed by many.

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