Brendan Wiechert had been wanting to build a tree house for his kids, Calen, 9, and Emma 12. When his sister, Megan Wiechert Alden, died at 40, in December from ocular melanoma, he decided to build the tree house in her honor. The lighted tree house features a plaque with her name on in. Now, he knows his children won’t forget their aunt.
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Calen Wiechert, 9, walks over a suspension bridge covered with sayings of comfort to the Wiechert family, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 at their home in Mead.