Walter Henkels


Age: 78

Summary: German industrialist and business partner in marketing housewares and giftware in Europe with the flatware manufacturer firm Salm + Henkels stationed in Solingen, Germany who was among one of more than 530 German tourists reported missing and presumed dead in the devastating South Asian Tsunami that swept across the Indian Ocean and killed over 2,300+ people during the tidal wave while he was on a holiday along with his Thai-born wife Jiraporn Henkels at a beachfront resort in Thailand.

Cause of Death: Drowned after being struck by a tsunami

Born: 1926

Died: December 26, 2004

Khao Lak, Thailand