Alexis Lynn Kretsch

  • Born: December 4, 1998
  • Died: July 10, 2015
  • Location: Waconia, Minnesota

Tribute & Message From The Family

Beloved Daughter, Granddaughter, Teammate, and Friend

Message From The Family

Please share your memories and stories about Lexi here. The many ways that she touched so many lives will be treasured always.

Alexis L. "Lexi" Kretsch age 16 of Waconia passed away on Friday July 10, 2015 due to the result of a tragic automobile accident.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Funeral Service will be held Thursday July 16, 2015 at 5:00 P.M. at Faith Lutheran Church (800 Waconia Parkway North), Waconia with Rev. Karri Anderson officiating; visitation from 2-5 P.M. at the church on Thursday; private family interment at Minneopa Cemetery in Mankato, MN.

Alexis was born on December 4, 1998 in Waconia. Lexi also known as Smiley had the most beautiful smile and contagious laugh. She was always smiling and loving life. Her sweet soul gave her such compassion and care for others. She was always helping others and putting others before herself. Alexis wanted to continue that care and become a pediatric nurse. She always put 150% into everything.

Softball and her teammates were her passion. Her saying was "Live, Love Softball." She also loved playing volleyball and hanging out with her family.

Lexi's care for others did not end in her death, she wanted to donate her organs to save other lives and heal families. To date she has saved 3 lives. Lexi will live on in our hearts forever.

Preceded in death by her great-grandparents Kenneth and Grace Larsen, Theodore and Lauretta Kretsch.

Alexis is survived by her loving family: mom and dad Jennifer Kretsch and Andrew Hemker of Waconia; grandparents Linda and James Kretsch of Waconia, Paul and Jeanette Boehlke of New Ulm; aunt and uncle Suzanne and Richard Ruppin of Fond-du lac, WI; cousin Avery Ruppin; great aunts and uncles Charles and Connie Larsen of Mankato, Allen and Sonia Hager of White Bear Lake, Thomas and Brenda Allen of North Mankato, Roger and Pat Kretsch of Northfield, Curt and Joanne Windschitl of New Ulm; many 2nd and 3rd loving cousins; other relatives and many friends.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, MN 952-442-2121


Condolence & Memory Journal

Lexi, it's a beautiful thing when a life like yours can continue to inspire people after you are gone. Though we never met, I've coached teams in the tournament put on in your honor and its obvious the positive effect you had on so many and continue to have through this tournament and your memory. I will work harder to treasure every moment with the young women I have the opportunity to coach because of you. Keep smiling.

Posted by Jeremy Gavin - Excelsior, MN   June 11, 2021

From one city clerk to another....You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of grief.

Posted by LuAnn Freiermuth - Cromwell, MN - City Clerk of Cromwell   July 23, 2015

I am just curious if anyone would happen to know where we might be able to get 3 of the stickers that were by the guest book at the church? I was distracted by acquaintances as I went to sign the guest book, and forgot to get them. Jenny, We will never forget what a great young lady you raised. Thanks for letting Lexi help make a mark in our families lives. You should be very proud of the legacy Lexi left. Our hearts go out to you and Andy.

Posted by Steve (Janet), Brittany McHale - Norwood Young America, MN - Friend   July 17, 2015

Dear Jenny, I send you my deepest sympathy on the death of your beloved Lexi. I never had the chance to meet Lexi, but from all I have read and all you told me about her, she was an amazing daughter. I know you were so proud of her. May God, family and friends surround you with the love and support to uphold you in this most difficult time. I will continue to pray for you.

Remember Jesus' promise to us in John 14:2 - In My Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you, Lexi.

In God's Peace,
David Barstad

Posted by David Barstad - Victoria, MN - Friend   July 16, 2015

Dear Lexi's Family,
It was always a blessing to play against such a great player during the school ball season. And a huge honor to watch her play against our teams the past few years. Your family is in the Minnesota Matrix prays.

Posted by Emily Moreland - Denmark Township, MN - Opposing Coach   July 14, 2015

Dear Jennifer & Family, Please know you and your family our in my thoughts and prayers. Once cannot begin to know the pain and sorrow of losing your only child. I pray that you find comfort in knowing that she is safely held in our Father's arms and will be your guardian angel.

Posted by Jane Cross - Blaine, MN - Retired City Clerk - Blaine MN   July 13, 2015

Jennifer, My heart goes out to you all. I know how close you were and how much she meant to you.

Sue Iverson

Posted by Sue Iverson - Maple Grove, MN - Friend   July 13, 2015

Dear Lexi's family,
You never got to meet me, but my name is Ethan and me and Lexi just started dating. She was an amazing person and she was also a great friend and I want to let you know that I'm sorry for your loss. It has affected me greatly as well. I hope you all can reach peace and continue with your lives. Again I'm sorry for everything that has happened.

Posted by Ethan Rademacher - Mankato, MN - Boyfriend   July 13, 2015

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