Donneva May “Tootsie” Kiele passed away March 1, 2023 in Orofino, Idaho, she was 64. Born Donneva May Wedding, daughter of Frank Wedding and Marimargaret Marshall Wedding on June 16, 1958 in Orofino, Idaho.
The 2 youngest of 7 children, she grew up mainly in Craigmont, Idaho. She also lived in Winchester, Culdesac and Pierce areas.
Tootsie married Connie Rood in 1985 in Clearwater County where they had a daughter April Rood who was born April 3, 1990. They later divorced.
Tootsie met Clinton Wayne Kiele in 1992 and they were married on April 28, 1995. They resided in Kooskia at the time of her passing.
Tootsie loved spending time out in the woods, riding side by sides, camping, hunting and fishing with family and friends. She also enjoyed word finds, crocheting and playing cards. She adored her dog Munchkin and many others over the years.
Tootsie worked as a store clerk at Sunset Mart in Orofino for many years and also at care centers in Lewiston.
Tootsie is survived by her husband Clinton Wayne Kiele, daughter April (Rood) Berry, sisters Jeannie Alford (John) of Joseph Oregon, Leann Neth of Lewiston, brothers Dale Marshall (Lissa) of Clarkston and Henry Wedding of Orofino, sister-in-law Jennie Wedding of Irrigon, Oregon, brother in laws, Daniel Kiele (Terri) of Orofino and Scott Kiele of Lewiston. Tootsie is also survived by many nieces, nephews and her dearest friend Lonna Balbach of Kamiah.
Tootsie is preceded in death by her mom, dad and brothers Leroy Wedding and George Wedding.
A gathering will be held later in the spring in Pierce where she will be laid to rest in the Wedding family plot.
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