VANCOUVER, Wash. – A Home Depot store is honoring a 46-year-old man in a special way after suddenly losing his life to a brain tumor.
Scott Nielson was a well-known contractor in Vancouver, Washington and frequently visited his local Home Depot store.
The family told KATU that Scott was diagnosed with a brain tumor in January. He has since passed away and is survived by his three children.
“They had known Scott for so many years, working with him, that they wanted to be a part of (his funeral),” said Scott’s brother, Keith Nielson.
The Home Depot location Scott frequented allowed the family to build Scott’s casket inside their store. They even provided the family with the materials they needed for free.
Building the casket has helped Scott’s brothers deal with the sudden loss.
“When we have something to focus on, it’s almost eliminated the heartbreak. You know, until tomorrow,” said Keith.
Employees from the Home Depot store will be attending the funeral service Friday.