Leif Winther Hansen Jr., 55, of Southbury, died Jan. 16 of injuries sustained in a fall at his home.

He was born Jan. 9, 1957, in Danbury, the son of Leif W. Hansen Sr. and Mary Terrell Hansen of Danbury.

Mr. Hansen, known to many as "Win," attended Danbury public schools and graduated from Danbury High School. After graduating, he received training in electronics at Henry Abbott Technical School.

He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Danbury and Boy Scouts of America Troop 52.

Mr. Hansen's love of the outdoors probably started when he was a 6-year-old "volunteer" at the Old Quarry Nature Center. This continued through his years with the Boy Scouts. He joined a rock-climbing club in high school. These interests remained with him throughout his adult life.

Although he always worked in manufacturing, his creative talents shone through his work.

Mr. Hansen was also an avid reader, but his greatest love was his music. He had some instruction, but mostly was a self-taught guitarist. He sometimes played with others, but also enjoyed recording and then playing duets by himself.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Hansen is survived by a sister, Holly Hansen, and her husband, Keith Reiner, of New Milford; a brother, Peer Hansen, and his wife, Brook Bartlett, of Brooklyn, N.Y.; his uncles, David Hansen, and his wife, Mary, of Evergreen, Colo., and Truman Terrell, and his wife, Mary, of Marion Mass.; his aunts, Katherine H. Miller, of Fort Myers, Fla., and June D. Hansen, of Bethel; a nephew, Henry B. Hansen; a niece, Helen B. Hansen, of Brooklyn; and 12 cousins and their families.

Memorials may be made to the National Audubon Society/Sharon Audubon Society, 97 W Cornwall Rd, Sharon CT 06069, or the Animal Welfare Society, 8 Dodd Road, New Milford CT 06776.

Calling hours will take place Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Hull Funeral Home, 60 Division St., Danbury. There will be a memorial service Saurday at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, Deer Hill Ave., Danbury.