Christian 08

Elizabeth (Storm) Riefstahl

December 10, 1924 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Elizabeth Riefstahl Obituary

Elizabeth (Betty) Riefstahl, 98, was called to the Lord on Friday, September 22, 2023. 

She was the only daughter of the late Bert and Elizabeth Storm. Betty was the loving wife of the late Jim Riefstahl.  She is survived by her children: Jim (Christine) Riefstahl of Largo, FL, Karen Perdue of North East, and Carol Stock Lowery of Smithfield, VA.  She is also survived by six grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

Betty graduated from North East High School and held various jobs over the years.  Those included working at the Bus Station in Erie as a teenager, a bank teller, and at Hill and Hill Engineers.  She also attended the Business College in Erie.  Her most cherished position was that of mother and wife.

Betty was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North East.  She was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, Bible study, Valpo Guild, and the church rummage sales.  She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Betty had a quiet strength and determination; a wonderful homemaker who loved to read, do crosswords, and knit.  The family wishes to thank Brevillier Village for her care over the last several years.

Visitation with the family will be at the W. Tad Bowers Funeral Home, 92 S. Lake St., North East, PA on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, from 5 P.M until the time of funeral services there at 6 P.M.  Pastor William Ringer will officiate. Interment in North East Cemetery will be private. 

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 30 Clinton St., North East, PA 16428.  To send condolences, please visit


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Elizabeth (Storm) Riefstahl, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Elizabeth (Storm) Riefstahl?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Elizabeth's memory.


September 27, 2023

5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Bowers Funeral Home
92 S. Lake Street
North East, PA 16428

Funeral Service
September 27, 2023

6:00 PM
Bowers Funeral Home
92 S. Lake Street
North East, PA 16428


© 2023 Bowers Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility