March 13, 2017
PARKVILLE, MO – Shaun A. LaBranch, “Chief”, age 57, of Parkville, MO., passed away March 13, 2017 at his home.
Visitation held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, with the funeral at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 16 at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, KS. Burial to follow at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, March 16 at the Dance Grounds Cemetery, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Reservation in Mayetta, KS.
Shaun was born July 19, 1959, and grew up in Topeka, KS. He graduated from high school early so that he could serve in the United States Marine Corp, proudly serving from 1976 to 1982. He was very proud to be a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Indian Tribe. Above all he loved his family and spending time with them.
He married Linda Gabauer on February 14, 1997.
He was preceded in death by his son Daniel LaBranch in 2009.
Shaun is survived by his wife of 20 years Linda, and son Bryan LaBranch; both of the home. Five daughters; Brandy Moody (Keith) of Leawood, KS, Shauna LaBranch, Amber LaBranch, Melissa Johnson (Jeff) of Garden City, Idaho and Stephanie LaBranch. His parents Melvene and Howard Oliver of Topeka, KS. Five sisters Leah Zakar (John) of Valdosta, GA, Audrey Oliver, Debbie Oliver-Johnson, Tina Oliver, and Nancy Henry (Roger) all of Topeka, KS. As well as many grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Military honors will be presented at the grave site by We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410.
– Alden-Harrington Funeral Home