Clayton L. Hettwer, 72, passed away on Friday, March 9, peacefully surrounded by his family at Sanford Health Palliative Care in Fargo.

Clayton was born on October 23, 1939 in Calio, ND to Nick and Clara (Wengeler) Hettwer. He was raised in Calio where he attended school and helped his father on their farm. In 1960 he married his wife Elaine, and they farmed by Munich, ND. In 1983 the couple moved to Devils Lake, ND. Clayton worked at Home of Economy and then Great Plains until 1990 when they moved to Fargo. He then worked at Walman Optical until he retired in 2001.

Clayton was a good husband, loving father and grandfather, and cherished spending time with his family and dog Sparky. He enjoyed fishing, playing pool, woodworking, and loved to play cards. He also loved to collect pigs.

He is survived by his wife: Elaine (Heisler); 3 sons: David (Jolene) Hettwer of Fargo, LeRoy Hettwer of Fargo, and Wayne Hettwer of Detroit Lakes; 2 daughters: Audrey Hettwer of Fargo, and Annette Hettwer of Sacramento, CA; 4 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 2 sisters: Shirley Volesky of Moorhead, MN, and Grace (Bert) Steffen of Devils Lake, ND; 2 brothers: Nick (Mary Ann) Hettwer of Munich, ND, and Harvey (Anna) Hettwer of Devils Lake, ND.

He was preceded in death by his parents Nick and Clara Hettwer.

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