Clarence was the son of Phil and Angie Hieber. In stature he was not a giant of a man, being a little over six feet and weighing about 225 pounds. However, his muscular development was prodigious, simply and naturally formed that way, and not from any Mr. America type body-building program. His bulging biceps and awesome muscular thighs just grew that way!
Clarence’s father was a building mover by profession, relocating houses, barns, and smaller buildings to new locales. Clarence’s prodigious strength was demonstrated on one of these relocations. Houses were towed behind Phil’s big Mack truck supported by dollies and massive 16-foot timbers. On one of these moves, the house and truck were forced to the side of a narrow road by an oncoming piece of farm machinery that had no place to turn off. As the ditch was rather steep, the building tilted dangerously toward capsizing on its side. Seeing the danger, Clarence, quick as a flash, ran back to another truck, following in the wake of the house, snatched another of the big timbers, ran down into the ditch and propped it against the teetering side of the house.