Obituaries


Liljan Minck

Published: September 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm

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Liljan B. Minck, 93, of Newtown, died September 4, at home in her sleep. Born August 11, 1925, she was the daughter of the late John and Bergliot Korswold, the sister of the late Norman Korswold, and the widow of the late Albert E. Minck, Jr.

She taught fifth grade at Morris Street School for several decades.

An avid perennial flower gardener, Mrs Minck belonged to various area garden clubs through the years. As a Bradenton, Fla., snow bird, she was a strong supporter of the Sarasota Opera. She was an accomplished artist, painting mostly in traditional oils. She obtained her master’s degree studying and writing about the Norwegian forming school system. She fancied Victorian décor, collected chinaware, and cherished every book by or about Agatha Christie that she ever encountered.

Her children and their spouses, Eric and Sandy Minck of Southbury and Valerie and Cliff Ingham of Newtown; her granddaughters, Sara Minck and her husband, Chris Baxter, of Oxford and Olivia Ingham of Newtown; and a great-grandson survive her.

A small, family memorial service will take place privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the emergency medical services of Newtown, which her loved ones say assisted her wonderfully. The family is also deeply grateful for the dedication of Mrs Minck’s caregiver, Joan Fisher.

Arrangements are being handled by the Honan Funeral Home in Newtown.

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Newtown Cultural Arts Commission is presenting or coordinating on six weeks of special events. Which event are you looking forward to the most? (Visit our Features page for a full story with details about all of these events.)

“In The Bag” exhibition, on view to September 28
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The Lords of 52nd Street concert, September 14
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Newtown Arts Festival weekend, September 15-16
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“An Evening of the Arts,” September 15
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“The Fox on the Fairway” production by Town Players of Newtown, weekends September 21-October 13
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“The Main Street Replica Project,” launching September 25
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Someday Cinema Series screenings of “The Blues Brothers,” September 30
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Photography display “In Our Rearview Mirror” by Marleen Cafarelli, et al, October 1-30
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“Love, Laughter, and Rhubarb” with Tinky Weisblat, October 3
33% (1 vote)
Newtown Day, October 6
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The 3rd Annual Newtown-Sandy Hook Restaurant Week, October 8-14
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Basket weaving workshop with Tina Puckett, October 13
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“Courageous Conversations in A Complex World,” October 17
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Live at ETH: David Wax Museum concert, October 19
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The 2nd Annual Fall Carnival at Fairfield Hills, October 19-21
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Connecticut Author’s Reading Series, October 21
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Natalie’s Open Mic, October 21
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“The Wordsmiths,” October 24
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Pianist Konstanza Chernov, October 28
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Someday Cinema Series double feature screenings of “Bride of Frankenstein” and “The Beast with Five Fingers,” October 29
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Total votes: 3