In Memory

David Erich Kienow

David Erich Kienow

David Erich Kienow was born April 11, 1953, in Omaha, Neb. He went home in peace to the Lord Jesus whom he loved on Dec. 3, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.


He spent the majority of his life in Oregon, Washington and Coeur d'Alene. He had a successful career as a finish carpenter and built numerous pieces of beautiful furniture for his family throughout the years. His work can be seen throughout the Northwest in fine hotels, The Portland LDS Temple and Parade of Homes houses.


David was an avid music lover. He taught and played guitar beautifully. Recently he took pride in mentoring friends in operating the sound board for the worship team at his church. He knew music and sound well and topped that knowledge off with a beautiful voice.


One of David's other great joys was "The Lake House," his family's home in Rockford Bay where he spent numerous hours throughout the last 40 years in its remodel and care. He worked at the Marina as a young adult, was an amazing slalom skier and even mastered barefoot skiing.


His friends and family will miss his incredible sense of humor. Even throughout his illness, David was known for always having a funny joke, accompanied by a perfectly executed accent to fit the character. The many voices never ceased to bring a laugh to whoever was fortunate enough to hear him.


He is preceded in death by his parents, Erich and Jeanne Kienow. Survivors include his four children, Sam Kienow, Carly Kienow, Janelle Kienow and Andrew Kienow; sisters Paula Woodruff, Alex Priest, Carol Barnes and Trish Kienow; three grandchildren Audrey Kienow, Reese Kienow and Elle Kienow.


The family would like to thank the Kootenai Cancer Center and Hospice of North Idaho for their excellent care.