Christine A. Toson, CCE

President, CEO

Christie offers extensive, hands-on experience in sales, management and strategic growth of cemeteries and company growth and success. In her current capacity, Christie is responsible to ensure performance objectives are achieved, corporate growth initiatives are realized, and clients are extremely satisfied with all projects provided by her team.



Zachary Rasmussen, AIA NCARB

Manager of Design, Precast and Construction

Project Managing Architect and head of Tribute Design Systems. Zach oversees all aspects of client, consultant and contractor contact as it relates to design and document production within Tribute Design Systems.



Clyde Rupnow

Director of Building and Grounds

Clyde’s function is to directly oversee cemetery operations, including all facilities, equipment, grounds maintenance and safety across the company. In addition to having owned his own cemetery, he has managed several other locations throughout the Midwest.


Kim Krieg, CPA

Accounting Manager

Kim manages our corporate accounting function, which is responsible for preparation of financial statements, monitoring trust accounts, overseeing cemetery client accounts and coordinating data impact from multiple client and company locations.


David P. Smith, Jr.

Director of Business Development

David P. Smith, Jr. has served his community for over two years as a Family Service Counselor guiding families throughout the process of completing their cemetery arrangements, and in October of 2021 has joined The Tribute Companies team as the Director of Business Development.

In his position, Smith Jr. will be developing additional markets for company’s precast and design divisions, serving the Eastern and Southern part of the United States as well as expanding to other international markets.


Heidi Bischmann

Marketing and Administrative Coordinator

Heidi is responsible for all Tribute marketing including graphic design and communications, website maintenance, social media and trade show coordination.  She is also happy and willing to pitch in with tasks to help others in the office.


Josh Schemel

Plant Manager – Tribute Precast Systems

Josh runs operations for Tribute’s Precast facilities in Freeport, Illinois.  Meticulous in nature, Josh runs a tight facility which focuses on continuous process improvement, quality and safety.


Matthew Weible

Plant Manager – Tribute Precast Systems

Matt oversees operations at Tribute Precast’s Ashley, Indiana facility.


Brett Daniels

Project Architect

Brett is responsible for project management, production of documents and the administration of projects within Tribute Design Systems as well as comprehensive code analysis.  He has experience in historic building renovation work, extensive knowledge of building materials, and the design and detailing of masonry and stone monumental buildings.


Cole Daniel Gullett

Associate Architect

Adriane Feltz

General Ledger Account

Adriane is responsible for month-end account closing activities and reconciliations, maintaining general ledger accounts and preparing journal entries, as well as generating and distributing account management reports on monthly basis.



Dana Prodoehl


Dana is responsible for processing payroll for the six Tribute branch companies located in three states, payroll taxes, and invoicing for Tribute Precast Systems.


Joan Bohl

Accounts Payable

Joan is responsible for tracking and processing all invoices for the six Tribute branch companies.


David Line

General Sales Manager

David is responsible for driving Pre-Need sales at our Wausau, Green Bay and Milwaukee cemetery locations as well as ensuring that all sales counselors maintain appropriate follow up with all families who have property at our parks.

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