Donald “Donnie” Nellen Kiehm (February 13, 1951 – March 21, 2021)

Donald “Donnie” Nellen Kiehm (February 13, 1951 – March 21, 2021)

Donald “Donnie” Nellen Kiehm, 70, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at his home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was a long time resident of Rock Springs. 

Donnie was born February 13, 1951 in Rock Springs, Wyoming; the son of Louis Leonard Kiehm and Helen Combe.

Donald attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was a 1970 graduate of Rock Springs High School.

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He worked as a heavy equipment operator for Searle Brothers for 40 years until retirement in 2017. Donnie also worked for the forest service as a young man. Donnie put his heart into his work and accomplishments. 

Donnie was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 151. 

He enjoyed spending time with his girls, grandchildren and many amazing friends. Donnie recently took up hunting after a 20 year hiatus. He was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed traveling to Kansas to watch his grandchildren’s sporting events. Donnie never met a stranger in his life.

Survivors include two daughters, Tonya “Toni” Martin of Manter, Kansas; Karrie Leibee and husband Pete of Rock Springs, Wyoming; two brothers, Douglas Kiehm and wife Rachel of Ellsworth, Maine; Louie Kiehm of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one sister, Alicia Jones of Riverton, Utah; four grandchildren, Rowdy Martin, Tanah Martin, Richie Savala, Julian Savala; two aunts; several nieces and nephews. 

He is preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Leonard “Lenny” Kiehm; and Steven “Steve” Kiehm. 

Following cremation, a celebration of life will be conducted at 12:00 pm Friday, March  26, 2021 at Vase Funeral Home, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming. Inurnment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.

Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com