Walter Christinat

60 years old, Born in El Paso Texas

Place of residency: Sparks, Nevada

Born: 10th December, 1962

Died: 22nd April, 2023


Walter Christinat passed from his life in his home in Sparks, Nevada on 22nd April, 2023 as the result of a bad accident in 2016 which caused several medical complications.

Walter was born in EL Paso Texas to Maria del Carmen Corral from Durango, Mexico, and Fritz O.P. Christinat from Zürich, Switzerland on 10th December, 1962.

Because of his father’s career in the hotel industry, Walt’s family moved every 2 years as a child living in Mexico City, Kansas, New York, Ft Lauderdale, and Arizona.  Later in life, his diverse jobs would take him to Californina, Alaska, Washington State and finally Nevada which he called home. He also traveled to Mexico, Japan, Thailand and Europe.

Walt had an enormous heart and quirky sense of humor. He was extremely generous, loyal, and brave. He was clever and full to the brim with knowledge gained through all of his life experiences: farmer, firefighter, fisherman, gold miner, limousine driver and finally the proud owner of his own one-man long-haul trucking company. He was strong willed and could be stubborn but he had an easy charm and connected well with people.  His was good-looking in a Tom Selleck“Magnum” kind of way and had an infectious dimpled smile.

As much as he enjoyed people, Walt also loved traveling alone in his truck through this great country and its spectaculars landscapes. His sister. Monique, was the lucky recipient of hundreds of beautiful postcards that he sent from all across America.  His family was very proud of him when he set up his own business, bought 2 houses and settled down in Reno, Nevada. He found great pleasure in wind- surfing, growing his own vegetables and fruits, and tinkering with old cars.

He will be sadly missed by his family  and friends.

He is survived by his two sons, Credence and Cole Christinat of Elfrida, Arizona, his sister, Monique Raster and her family of Herrenberg, Germany and his Uncle Walter Christinat of Zürich, Switzerland.

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