Clayton “Bud” Anderson was born on May 24, 1931 to Hjelmer and Gina Anderson in Avril, Minnesota. He moved to Fargo in 1948 and worked at Interior Lumber Co. On June of 1950 he married Bette Jane Schaffer and together they raised three children. In 1955 he worked for 30 years with Northern Pacific Railway Transport Division. As a young man he enjoyed decades of fast-pitch softball, and was an avid member of the Moose Lodge. Many years at the lake with his children and grandchildren; fishing, camping, and boating gave great joy to Bud and Bette and all their friends. Bud enjoyed his retirement to the fullest. On February 19th Clayton joined the Lord surrounded by family and Ethos Hospice in his home in Moorhead. He is survived by his wife, Bette, his sister, Francis Finger of Moorhead and sons, Terry and Rick. He is preceded in death by son Timothy, daughter Karen, brothers Bill and Richard and sister Virginia. Bud is also survived by grandchildren, Micah, Troy, Brandon, Kylee, Lisa and their spouses; great-grandchildren, Gavin, Landon, Dylan, Delanie, baby Wainscott, Paula, Sarah, Callum, Gabe, and Eira. The family wishes to thank Ethos Hospice for their loving and compassionate care. A memorial service will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, with visitation one hour before the service at Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center.

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  1. Bette and family, I am so sad for all of you. I know how much he meant to you. And Bud loved all his family, especially his grandkids and great grandkids. That’s what he talked about when I came to visit. We shared lots of laughs and tears. I couldn’t have asked for better neighbors. I am not sad for Bud as he is in a better place, but I grieve with you as you mourn his loss. I am in Florida until March 6, but know that I will be with you. And Bette, I will be over to hug you as soon as I get home. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Bette, Terry, Rick and family, I’m so happy I stopped by to visit Bud and Bette in September when I was back home. We had such a nice visit and, of course, Bette whipped up a little lunch and Bud was still telling jokes and in good spirits. The many Christmas parties at Bud and Bette’s home, lake time, pot lucks or just stopping by for a cup of coffee when one of Wilfred and Virginia’s children were home for a visit was always a delight. Mom and Bud had a special bond and he was always so kind to check in with her before and after she went into Rosewood. I have fond memories of Uncle Bud and will cherish and hold them close to my heart. Rest In Peace Bud.

  3. We will miss you so much Bud! Thanks for the memories! Our deepest sympathy ! GOD bless you at this most difficult time! xo

  4. This man’s smile and quick wit will always make me smile. So thankful to have spent great times at the lakes with Bud and Bette….Rest In Peace Bud.

  5. Bette, Terry and Rick, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bud will be greatly missed. I enjoyed visiting with him and Bette when I could. He was always so happy and full of love. Sadly, I am out of the country and won’t be able to attend the service. With love, Joan and Dick Kruse.

  6. Bud meant so much to us who shared a friendship with Bill W . his encouragement helped me to accumulate a better life . my prayers are with you during this time. Diana stead

  7. My dearest Bette an family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Spending the summers camping on long lake running by your camper an Bud always saying something funny to me is something I will remember forever. He always could make me laugh. Even when I did something wrong. 😇 which wasnt very often. I will never forget all the fires an occasional swims our families shared. Love to all of you, Mary Sather.

  8. Bette and family; My wife and I were sorry to hear about Bud passing away and our thoughts and prayers are with you. We met Bud a little over 33 years ago and will be remembered for his caring and compassionate way he had for people. God bless Henry and Kathryn Pietrzak

  9. Bette and family. I’m so sorry for your loss. We worked together at NP / BN (piggyback)
    Bud was a great friend. My the LORD bless your family now. Carroll (coop)

  10. so sorry for lose of, clayton he was a wonderful husband father and friend i know he he did things for my mother and family that a lot of people would not even think of i am so greatfull for that i think of him a lot

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