When 46-Yr-Old Contractor Dies From Brain Tumor, Home Depot Approaches Brothers With Incredible Offer.

Life is a journey, but no one can know exactly where it leads. You do everything possible to keep yourself from hardship and trials but they can still come. So what is one to do while on this earth? Do what you can to improve the lives of those around you and honor them with your best. That will be your legacy.


Scott Nielson was only 46 years old when he learned he had a brain tumor. That very year the hardworking contractor and family man passed away. As a contractor, Scott shopped at his local Home Depot every day for years while working on projects. Every one of the roughly 30 store employees knew him by name.

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When Scott’s brothers arrived for the funeral last week, they stopped in their brother’s old stomping grounds at the Home Depot to speak with his friends. It was there that store employees offered a beautiful gift to the Nielson brothers. The Nielsen’s were given free reign in the store, and told to build a coffin for their brother that would do the craftsman justice.

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“(The store has) known Scott for so many years, working with him, that they wanted to be a part of it, and they said the store’s yours, anything you want,”said Keith Nielson.

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And so, the three Nielson’s worked together for two full days to build a beautiful resting place for the brother they loved so much. Working together allowed the brothers to deal with the pain of their loss and honor their brother’s love for all things hand crafted.

It was a beautiful way to make peace with their brother’s fate and remember the man that he was.

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