Groundbreaking (middle right) on the first of four garden mausoleums developed by Tribute for St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Port Washington, WI.
After completing sales and construction (1984) of two garden mausoleums for Forest Hill Cemetery in Wisconsin Rapids, Tribute then designed and sold a chapel mausoleum (Phase 3) at the same location.
Through the years, Tribute Precast had been blessed with an extremely loyal and talented staff. Marv Atz (below) transitioned to Tribute as plant manager and remained with the company to retirement.
Dean Wardlow served many years in production and eventually plant manager.
As of this writing, nearly 30 years later, several of the original crew are still on board.
The Chapel of Resurrection Mausoleum in Eau Claire, WI holds many “firsts” for Tribute. This was the first project designed by Tribute Design Systems – a full service architectural firm founded in 1986 by Tribute to service the “Death Care Industry”. John Baer was retained as the first managing architect.
The first Tribute designed crypts and niches were incorporated in this chapel mausoleum. Below the right photo shows John Baer, Architect, Bill Isermann, Controller, and Dave Stuckey, VP of Precast insuring a successful project completion.