Meet Our Staff

Eric Zabel

Eric Zabel, CM, AICA

Eric is a 3rd generation memorialist and current owner of Zabel Monuments. Eric is involved in all aspects of the business with a focus on lay-out, design and customization. Eric and his wife Claire, have three children. Away from work Eric enjoys cooking, camping and spending time with family and friends. Eric is a member of the Kansas City Barbeque Society and is a certified BBQ Judge.

Sharon Roehrborn

Sharon Roehrborn

Sharon manages the Sheboygan office. She handles customer service there and does the recordkeeping for the company. Sharon has been a valuable member of Zabel Monuments since 1990. In her time off, she likes to cook and bake creating special one of a kind meals. She also has a very large flower and vegetable garden. She really enjoys camping and cooking outside and is very good with the dutch oven. Sharon is very active in her community and has served on many boards. She volunteers at church activities, and has taught Sunday School and 4-H programs. Sharon and her husband Rick have 3 children and are grandparents of six. Her motto is, “If it is worth doing, it is worth doing it right”.


Gloria Payne

Gloria manages the Green Bay office and provides customer service and accounting services. Her background is in bookkeeping but she’s found the personal aspect of assisting families create memorials for their loved ones to be extremely rewarding. In her free time Gloria enjoys the outdoors either riding her motorcycle or paddling her kayak. For her, summers are best spent in the sun and wind and winters are for hot cocoa, a good book and a roaring fire.

Tim Geigel

Tim is in charge of delivery and installation. He coordinates and schedules all of the memorials to be placed in the cemetery. Tim takes great pride in making sure that the family’s memorial is installed in a timely manner and that the job is done correctly the first time. Tim plays an important part at Zabel Monuments and has been with them since 1988. When not at the shop, Tim enjoys music, reading and camping with his family.

John Zabel

John is a 2nd generation memorialist and past owner of Zabel Monuments. John was involved in all aspects of the business. Now retired, John enjoys his time “up nort” in Three Lakes at his cabin with his wife Nancy. John and Nancy have three adult children and eight grandchildren. He is a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and the Manitowoc Yacht Club.

I can’t thank you enough for taking the stone out on Aug. 19th. It meant so much to me. The entire family, went to the cemetery that Friday night to see the bench. The kids thought it was perfect.

- Denise Mecha