Leif Hansen Jr., 55, loved the outdoors
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'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.
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.