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Four Generations of Caring for Generations to Come

Our Team

Christine Toson, CCE

Christine Toson, CCE

President/CEO

Christie oversees all aspects of The Tribute Companies, which own four cemeteries in Wisconsin as well as Precast concrete manufacturing facilities in Illinois and Indiana and an Architectural firm that specializes in cemetery and funeral home design and development.

Alyssa Romanowski

Alyssa Romanowski

Administrative Assistant

Alyssa has a background in customer service and is here to provide a helping hand to everyone entering Restlawn. While assisting with office work is part of her job, her main focus is to create a welcoming environment and a memorable experience for families. Outside of work you might find her enjoying the outdoors, spending time with family or with her nose in a book.

Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Grounds Technician

Meet Sam! With nine years of lawn care experience, including three as a branch manager, Sam ensures every detail of our grounds is impeccable. Off-duty, he enjoys cooking, playing guitar, and bowling. With his wife Megan, an award-winning tattoo artist, they travel to tattoo conventions, creating cherished memories.

Rob Grzelak

Rob Grzelak

Cemetery Operations Manager

Rob oversees all aspects of operations for each company owned cemetery and the buildings for all Tribute locations. His responsibilities include: grounds personnel development, purchasing, and safety compliance at all Tribute locations.

Kristine Ouellette

Kristine Ouellette

Family Service Counselor

Introducing Kristine, our Family Service Counselor. Based in Wausau, WI, Kristine is a devoted mother and grandmother who finds fulfillment in supporting families during their most vulnerable times. With her compassionate nature and dedication, she ensures every family she serves has a meaningful and regret-free experience.

Brian Scheffler

Brian Scheffler

Grounds Technician

Meet Brian! With over 25 years of service, Brian is a true asset to our team. He excels in paying attention to detail and respecting each family's needs for their burial service. Brian's dedication and skill reflect his love for farming, hunting, and bowling.

Heather Carlson

Heather Carlson

Office Manager

Heather strives to give families the best experience possible at Restlawn. Heather prides herself in offering families a unique and personal service, catering to their individual wants and needs, and offering a special, creative touch. Heather and her husband, Aaron, have two boys, Jude and Liam. In their free time they enjoy sporting events, concerts, fishing and boating, grilling and spending time together as a family.

Katrina Cihlar

Katrina Cihlar

Grounds Manager

Katrina Cihlar joined the Tribute family in May 2024. With seven years of experience as Head Caretaker at Wausau School Forest, she brings expertise in grounds, buildings, maintenance, and custodial work. Since joining Restlawn, Katrina has eagerly embraced the opportunity to learn new skills that directly contribute to the care and upkeep of our park.
Outside of work, Katrina enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors with her wife, two children, and two dogs.

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