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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 Manager

Sam is responsible for all grounds crew staff, buildings and grounds functions. Sam takes great pride in the way the cemetery looks in its entirety; from first impressions at the entrances to the meticulous details of each grave and memorial.

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.

Gary Boyle

Gary Boyle

Family Service Counselor

Gary has a strong history of sales and customer service excellence and enjoys helping families with at Restlawn. Gary grew up near Antigo, WI and attended Nicolet Technical College in Rhinelander for an Associates Degree in Marketing. He and his wife, Angela, have three children – Gavin, Adeline, and Grayson. Gary enjoys spending time with his family, as well as their hobby in vintage snowmobiles.

Brian Scheffler

Brian Scheffler

Grounds Technician

Brian assists with all aspects of the grounds operations at Restlawn. Paying attention to details and respecting each family’s needs for their burial service are his strength.

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.

Teanna Phillips

Teanna Phillips

Family Service Counselor

Teanna relocated from Madison to Wausau, WI after completing her degree in Criminal Justice. Her altruistic nature and dedication to the wellbeing of others make her a great addition to our team. When not working she enjoys spending time with family, camping, trap and skeet shooting, as well as volunteering within the Wausau community and local Eagle’s Club.

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