Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday--Clarence Harold Hiser

Clarence Harold Hiser, my father in law, was the son of Orison Henry Hiser and Eva Matilda Farschman. He was born in Columbiana Station, Lorain County, Ohio on May 28, 1921 and died in Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio on February 28, 1991.

On November 9, 1942, he married Helena Mae Smith in Madison, Dane County, Wisconsin where he was stationed for World War II before heading overseas.

Clarence served with the United States Army Air Forces in China, and the Burma, India war theater as a radio operator and repair man in air transport command.

Following his service, he returned to his home in Tiffin, Ohio and he and Helena purchased their first home in Bloomville. They were blessed with two children. Clarence worked several different jobs before joining the National Machinery Company, located in Tiffin, as a foreman.

The family moved to a new home outside Tiffin where they resided until Clarence's death on February 28, 1991. Clarence's remains were cremated. His gravestone is in Greenlawn Cemetery, Tiffin, Seneca County, Ohio.


  1. He looks so young in the military picture. I bet he grew a bit of a mustache to try to look older.
    BTW why were you working so late? I thought you were in retail?

  2. I remember Helena telling me that when Clarence was in the war and wrote to her the censors blocked certain parts of the letters. She said she received some notes rather than letters that just said Mr. Hisaer is doing well and loves you signed the censors.