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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.

Kate Sherry

Kate Sherry

Administrative Assistant

Kate joined Pinelawn Memorial Park in September 2022. Kate was born and raised in WI, with a few stops living in NYC, Chicago, and Ireland. She comes from a theatre/communications and marketing/branding background, is classically trained in Shakespearean theatre, and spends her spare time dabbling in graphic design and building her photography portfolio.

Thomas Jamar

Thomas Jamar

Grounds Technician

Tom has been in the manufacturing and landscaping industry for many years. He enjoys working on a team and the variety of work. Tom has been married to his wife Amy for almost 30 years. They have two daughters and one granddaughter. In is free time Tom enjoys fishing and watching football.

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.

Matthew Pagel

Matthew Pagel

Family Service Counselor

Meet Matthew Pagel. Matthew joined Pinelawn Memorial Park in January, 2021. Matthew grew up locally in Butler, WI. He believes in hard work, helping others, and that laughter is always the best medicine. During his free time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and getting away to go camping or hiking.

Kyle Boltz

Kyle Boltz

Grounds Technician

Meet Kyle Boltz. Kyle assists with all aspects of grounds operations and is always there to lend a helping hand and will always assist families when needed.

Robert Fritz

Robert Fritz

Regional Administrator

Meet Bob , a dedicated and ethical professional with 25 years of Marine Corps service, retiring as a Master Sergeant. Transitioning to the private sector, Robert gained extensive experience in management, recruiting, operations, training, and human resources. Beyond work, he cherishes time with family and friends.

Allen Kurhajec

Allen Kurhajec

Grounds Manager

Allen is responsible for all grounds crew staff, buildings and grounds functions. Allen 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.

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