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Lexy Reece Riniker (Marnach)

April 7, 2021 | 16 comments

Lexy Reece Riniker (Marnach), age 21, of La Crosse passed away unexpectedly on April 2, 2021.

She was born on August 16, 1999 to Chrystal Marnach and Joshua Riniker.

Lexy loved playing with her sisters, niece, and cousins, and being with her grandma. She spent most of her time with the love of her life, Kassidy and was also Kassidy’s protector. Lexy also loved singing, rapping, making music and poems. She loved hanging out with her friends, and loved spending time with family. She also loved to play softball, basketball, and to draw. Lexy absolutely loved Justin Bieber and was inspired by his music. He was her idol and always will be.

Lexy is survived by her mother Chrystal Marnach, her father, Josh Riniker (Lisa Riniker) her sisters Saydi Riniker, Mayce Marnach, Adysen Riniker, Camden and Cally Lindsey, niece Delilah Riniker, grandma Joan Marnach, grandfather Dick (Shawana) Riniker, grandmother Laureen Hess (Jeffery Smoleck), uncle Cazzie (Laurel) Marnach (Chance, Alaya, Arson and AJ), Heath (Melissa) and Jason (Tina) Riniker, and many cousins. She also left behind Kassidy Poellinger, the love of her life and her many friends whom she loved and were her family.

Lexy is preceded in death by her great-grandparents “grampy & grammy” Marnach and great-grandma Coffee, grandma Kitty, and grandpa Florian.

The family would like to thank family and friends for their kind words, gifts, and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lexy’s GoFundMe or Coulee Council on Addictions.

An open house visitation will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2021 from 3pm to 5pm at The Gathering Place, 133 Mason Street, Onalaska. A private family visitation will be held prior from 2pm to 3pm.

To view the visitation via livestream, please click here

To view Lexy’s tribute video click here.



  1. Trudy

    My prayers are with you and your family at this time. May your memories be a good comfort for you at this difficult time.

  2. Andrea Curti

    My dear friend Chris and family,

    Words can not express my sadness for the loss of Lexi. She will always be a bright star shining down on all of us. May you find peace though this time .

    Love you
    Ange and Ava Curti

    • Josh Riniker

      Thank you!

  3. Kellie

    I got to talk to you the day before and I’ll never forget letting you know I loved you 💗. Love Kellie Marnach

  4. Jane Kruger

    Chrystal & Family,

    I’m so very sorry about Lexy. I remember when she & Saydi, & you were a part of Kids at Play…it seems like only yesterday.
    I can only try to imagine what you’re going through.
    My heart aches for you, her Dad, her siblings & the rest of the family.

    My deepest sympathies to your whole family.
    Jane Kruger

    • The Stasewich Family

      I am very sorry for the loss of Lexy. Your family is in our prayers.

  5. McGuire family

    I am so sorry for your loss Lexi was awesome girl she had her struggles in life but during high school and growing up with Justyce and playing ball years and years we will miss seeing her .rest in peace Lexi no more struggles

  6. Robin

    I second Jane in remember the days at KAP. May you have her arms continued to be wrapped around each of you during this time.

    • Gisele Aponte

      God be with all of You in this difficult time. Lexys passing is such a loss but I know she is in Heaven with other Family members now. Please know that I’m praying very hard for all of You! Please Hang in there.

  7. Dana (Merfeld) Kokales

    Josh and Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I hope you find comfort in knowing Lexi is at peace.

  8. Jason Jenkins

    Sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to both of you.

  9. Josh Tovsen

    So very sorry for your loss… Our hearts go out to you and your family. <3 <3

  10. Cristina

    I hadn’t seen Lexy since she was maybe 13 and I saw her the day before and she hugged me super tight and we talked for a good hour maybe longer. She introduced me to her girlfriend Kassidy and they both adored Zeus. She was so excited to talk to me and I was so grateful for the conversation with her. She was beautiful and smart and knew how to make people feel positive and put a smile on their face. My heart hurts deeply for you Chrystal and Josh. She was a precious unique gift on earth. May she always be remembered and loved to infinitum.

  11. Tracy Baus Kuehl

    Crystal , Josh & family ,
    My heart aches with deep sadness.
    I loved Lexy like my own & wanted so much more for her.
    I will keep you in my prayers ❤️

  12. Mary kay Lind

    Joan, Crystal, Cazzie and family, my heart goes out to you. Lexi was loved beautifully by your family and many friends. Love endures forever and ever. My prayers and thoughts are with you as you travel the road ahead of you🌹

  13. Lisa Grassman

    I’m so srry lexy was a great kid 🙁


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