Shaun Eric Birklei

Friday, June 2, 2017

Shaun Eric Birklei, 23, of Raytown, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017.

Memorial services will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 17, 2017, at All Souls Unitarian Church, 4501 Walnut St. in Kansas City.

Shaun was born LaTasha Marie McAlister on June 23, 1993, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Jacquelyn (Jaci) McAlister and Robert Ellis. She graduated high school in Marshall. In 2011, she changed her name to Shaun Eric Birklei and graduated from State Fair Community College. Shaun then attended Metropolitan Community College, Penn Valley and the University of Central Missouri. Shaun worked in Kansas City as a correctional officer at the Jackson County Correctional Center.

He is survived by three brothers, Adam and Joshua McAlister, and Jacob Johnson, all of Sedalia; grandmother, Monica Banks of Independence; nieces, Alexis and Carissa McAlister of Raytown; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Shaun was preceded in death by his mother.