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Kierra McCleary-Orris

January 28, 1989 — December 17, 2022

Kierra McCleary-Orris, 33, Bismarck, North Dakota, died on December 17, 2022 from unexpected health issues. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by her sudden death. Family will be greeting friends on Tuesday, December 20 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Weigel Funeral Home in Mandan.

Kierra was born on January 28, 1989. She attended The University of North Alabama, where she was a four-year starter for the Women’s Basketball Team. After graduation, Kierra followed her love for the game into coaching. She served as an assistant coach at NIU, WIU, and Butler University.

Kierra would say her biggest accomplishment and joy in her life would be meeting and marrying the love of her life, Michael Orris, and together raising their twin boys Micah and Malachi.

Kierra was also a small business owner. She owned and operated Sweet January Photography in Bismarck.  She poured her heart and soul into the business which showed to all! Everyone who knew Kierra knew how genuine she was. Kierra was full of love, positivity, and joy, traits that were obvious to all the moment you met Kierra.

 Kierra is survived by the love of her life and husband, Michael Orris, her twin boys Micah and Malachi, her parents Cecil and Janet McCleary and her brother Tye McCleary.

 We will miss her more than words can describe. She was the light of our lives. Contributions in memory of Kierra can be made to the GoFundMe for Kierra McCleary.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Kierra McCleary-Orris, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Weigel Funeral and Cremation Service

309 4th Ave NW, Mandan, ND 58554

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