WICHITA — It was Sept. 18 when Dave's Pool Store owner Dave Scheideman shared the story of how he planned to move his store a short distance from 915 N. West St. to larger space at 909 N. West St.
Four days later, he died in a motorcycle accident.
Now, his son, Brian, is working to keep the business running.
"It's pretty intense for me right now trying to figure everything out and keep the machine going," Brian Scheideman says. "I'm just trying to get a grasp on it and also try to cope with the death of my father."
The business, which Dave Scheideman opened in 1984, is older than 26-year-old Brian Scheideman.
He says when he was a child, his father would put his bicycle in his van and bring him to work.
"I'd just explore the neighborhood and do my thing," Scheideman says. "As I got older, I would start helping out and doing stuff. ... It was fun. I got to do the fun parts of the job."
About seven years ago, he became a more regular employee. The last few years "is when I started taking it really seriously."
"I'm really passionate about this job," Scheideman says. "I'm a born helper, so when I can't do that, it kind of drives me nuts."
He says the move is scheduled for sometime around early winter, which is what his father had planned.
"This is his dream, to get that building finished and to move in," Scheideman says.