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Four Generations of Caring for Generations to Come

Our Team

Christine Toson Hentges, CCE
Christine Toson Hentges, CCE
President

Email: christieh@tributeinc.com

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. Christine currently serves as President-Elect for the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Home Association (ICCFA) and has served extensively on Board of Directors and in Officer positions for other state, regional and national associations.

Clyde Rupnow
Clyde Rupnow
Director of Buildings and Grounds

Email: clyder@tributeinc.com

Clyde 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. 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.

Amanda Heidtman
Amanda Heidtman
Regional Administrator

Email: amandah@forthoward.net

Amanda was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She graduated from Northern Michigan University in 2007 with her Bachelors of Science, Public Relations/Communication Studies degree. Amanda and her husband Michael moved to Madison in 2011 and relocated to the Green Bay area in 2015 with their 2-year-old daughter. Amanda loves to redo furniture, travel and spend time with her family.  She loves working with the community and hopes to help each family in need at Fort Howard Memorial Park plan their final resting place.

Lee VandenBusch
Lee VandenBusch
Family Service Counselor

Email: familyservice@forthoward.net

Lee was born, raised and has lived in Green Bay his entire life. He graduated from West High School and also obtained an Associate Degree in Sales & Marketing from NWTC. Lee has one daughter who currently attends college. Family is very important to him and he truly enjoys hosting family gatherings for cookouts and fish fries! He enjoys sports, the Packers and outdoor activities, especially fishing. Lee’s emphasis as a Family Service Counselor is to provide compassionate care and understanding in assisting families through a  difficult time during the loss of a loved one. He also takes pride in knowing that when he assists families with their prearrangements  he has provided them a valuable service that will relieve that burden from their loved ones in the future.

Yuki Stuhr
Yuki Stuhr
Family Service Counselor

Email: familyservice@forthoward.net

Yuki comes to Fort Howard with a wealth of sales experience both within and outside of the cemetery profession. Yuki will help your family with pre-planning and with burial and memorialization needs

Josh Gordon
Josh Gordon
Administrative Assistant

Email: joshuag@forthoward.net

Joshua was born in Green Bay Wisconsin and graduated from Green Bay East High School in 1995. He continued his education at Madison Are Technical College and at the University of Green Bay.  Joshua is an active member at Elevation Church where he volunteers his time with children and the worship team. He enjoys singing, writing songs, playing baseball and tennis, and going fishing and camping.

Vickie Antepenko
Vickie Antepenko
Administrative Assistant

Email: vickia@forthward.net

Vickie was born and raised in Green Bay and now lives in Sobieski with her husband, John.  Vickie has five grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  She has worked at Fort Howard since 2006 and is very happy at the desk talking to clients as they walk in. She likes boxing, wrestling, watching, of course, all animals and children.  In her spare time, she cooks, bakes and crafts.

Billy Gibson
Billy Gibson
Grounds Foreman


Billy is Fort Howard’s grounds manager and is responsible for all staff, building and ground’s functions. Billy 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.

Danny Dolota
Danny Dolota
Grounds Technician

Danny is diligent with all operational facets of Fort Howard, from services, to mechanics and he does it all with a smile. Danny will assure your family that their site is properly cared for now and in the future.

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.