Clayton Ryan Heiser, 42, passed away on Thursday, October 6 at Bryan West Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was surrounded by his loving family. Clayton was born on July 7, 1974 in Aberdeen, South Dakota to proud parents Rodney and Sarah Heiser. The youngest of three children, Clayton attended Lincoln Elementary and graduated from Central High School in 1993. Later on, he settled in Portland, Oregon. Here, he met his wife, Kristen, and they were married on December 23, 2009 in Costa Rica. Clayton became a truck driver, regularly driving routes in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In 2013, Clayton and Kristen gave birth to their first son, Lincoln, and in 2015 had their second son, Cooper. After 18 years in Portland, Oregon, the family chose to relocate to Lincoln, Nebraska to raise their children closer to family. Clayton accepted a job working for NTC (Nebraska Transport Company).\n\n Clayton was very proud of his accomplishments as a young BMX racer. He was always surrounded by friends that have remained close to this day. He was a lifelong fan of the Denver Broncos, and even named his beloved Doberman, Seven, after his favorite player, John Elway. Clayton always felt most at home during the time he lived in Portland, Oregon. He loved hiking, attending local concerts and festivals, snowboarding, listening to punk music, riding his bike with his dog, or spending time at the beach.\n\n Clayton is preceded in death by grandparents Sebastian and Katherine Meier, Walter Heiser, and two uncles.\n\n He is survived by his wife, Kristen Heiser, two children, Lincoln and Cooper Heiser, his parents, Rodney and Sarah Heiser, his sister, Shannon Schmidt, his brother, Stacey Heiser, his grandmother, Freida Heiser, his parents-in-law, Scott and Corinne Hilligas, as well as many aunts and uncles, cousins, sisters in law, brothers in law, nieces and nephews.\n\n A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, November 12 from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at The Bourbon Theatre, 1415 O Street, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the family.