Alexis Lynn Kretsch

Obituary for Alexis Lynn Kretsch

December 4, 1998 - July 10, 2015
Waconia, Minnesota | Age 16

Beloved Daughter, Granddaughter, Teammate, and Friend


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

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.