Norman George Tiefel

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 April 2021 at 12:08 am

MIDDLEPORT – Norman George Tiefel, 85, died April 23, 2021 in his home following a long illness. He was born in Middleport on October 10, 1935 to George and Elverda (Maess) Teifel and was a life-long resident of this area.

Norman worked at Lerch & Daly as well as Al Morgan Chevrolet and Heinrich Chevrolet prior to his retirement in 1980. He enjoyed spending the winters in Zephyrhills, FL as well as buying and selling antiques and three-wheeled bicycles.

Mr. Tiefel was predeceased by his wife, Lois (Washbon) Teifel; and 2 step grandchildren, Kenneth J. Ramming and Arlen Ramming.

He is survived by his children, Kathleen (Jeffrey) Eick of Middleport, Lorna (Charles Kibler) Burns of Middleport, and Beth (Debra Genet) Teifel of Gasport; his step children, Kay (John) Peracciny of Middleport, John (Dorothy) Ramming of Gasport,and  James (Janice) Ramming of CA; his grandchildren, Ryan (Felicia) Eick of Gasport, Amanda (Nathaniel) Bedford of Middleport, Eric (Jaclyn) Eick of Lockport, Richard (Cherise Firestein) Ruppel of Middleport, Alysa (Juston) Worden of Albion, and Emma Burns of Middleport; his step grandchildren: Brett Ramming of Ohio, Matthew (Alexandra) Peracciny of Middleport, Christopher (Nicole) Peracciny of Lockport, Bridget (Corey) Benjamin of North Tonawanda, Patrick (Tanja) Ramming of CA, Timothy (Jennifer) Ramming of CA, and Sarah (Daniel) Droze of CA, 9 great-grandchildren and 17 step great-grandchildren.

There will be no calling hours. Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Drive, Lockport, NY, 14094.

Norman’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Bates, Wallace & Heath Funeral Home of Middleport. To share a special memory of Norman, please visit