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Four Generations of Caring for Generations to Come

Our Team

Christine Toson Hentges, CCE
Christine Toson Hentges, CCE
President

Christie oversees all aspects of The Tribute Companies, which owns 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. She currently serves as Vice President of Education for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Home Association (ICCFA) and on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Cemetery and Cremation Association.

Email: christieh@tributeinc.com

Clyde Rupnow
Clyde Rupnow
Director of Cemetery Operations

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

He has owned and managed operations for cemeteries for over 25 years and has been active with the Wisconsin Cemetery Association and served as Cemetery Chairperson for the Wisconsin Cemetery Board under the direction of the State’s Department of Safety and Professional Services.

Email: clyder@tributeinc.com

Joanna O'Donnell
Joanna O'Donnell
Office Manager

Joanna is responsible for hiring, training and management of office staff and grounds in the cemetery. She assures that all burial services are conducted professionally and accurately. In her position, she develops and implements programs, such as Memorial Day and Remembrance Services, which help celebrate the many lives of the individuals interred within Pinelawn.

Email: joannao@pinelawn.net

Kelly Pretty
Kelly Pretty
Family Service Counselor

Kelly coordinates all components of preneed and at need sales within Pinelawn. She assures that all products and services fulfill the wishes of the families who make their cemetery arrangements before the time of their death as coordinates services for the families who are interring their loved one. Kelly’s responsibilities include public relations and educational programs for the community to better understand the importance of end-of-life planning.

Email: KellyP@pinelawn.net

Our Mission

to be the most respected, responsible and value oriented provider of cemetery products and services in the community.

Our Vision

to be the recognized cemetery leader in our community, to remain family owned and operated, and to provide caring, compassionate service for many generations. We will maintain beautiful and peaceful surroundings for the deceased and their families while continuously honoring the memory of those who have passed away before us by preserving the genealogy and heritage of their lives.