Alwin Schnoing Obituary, Death Cause – This is a terribly unfortunate day. Alwin Schnoing, our cherished drummer and longtime friend, died away recently. A true Viking till the very end! Until we meet again, brother… For when the great clouds cover the sky and the thunder rumbles from o, so high up in the heavens. Then you will know without a doubt that I have arrived at the happy hall so very high up. Hans (Catherine) Alwin, Baird (Laure) Alwin, and Todd (Laure) Alwin are the Alwin siblings. The Alwins’ grandchildren are named Johanna (Kellen) Burl, Emily Alwin, Kelsey (Tom) Bishop, Emma Alwin, Brett (Emily) Alwin, Natalie Alwin, and Hans Alwin, who is engaged to Rachael Grooms.
Cora, Abby, and James Bishop, Acacia, and Sequoia Burl are the great-grandchildren of this couple. Mike (Deb) Alwin is the Alwin brothers’ brother. I was born and reared in the South Minneapolis neighborhood, and I received my high school diploma from Washburn. Following his discharge from the Navy and enrollment at Hamline University, he earned a degree in Education and went on to teach. In addition to teaching English at St. Louis Park High School for more than 30 years, he also directed class plays, assisted with musicals, directed a large number of choirs, and performed both as a soloist and in small groups during that time.
The cottage that Jack had built at Palmer Lake became the family’s go-to summer retreat once he constructed it. Always a teacher, two of the most memorable experiences of his life were directing survival camping trips in Minnesota during the high school’s interim programs and leading groups of high school students on backpacking trips to the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming during the summers of the 1970s. These expeditions took place every year. He believed that the children gained a deeper understanding of themselves through the challenges they faced outside of the classroom setting. Jack was known to and had an impact on the lives of an uncountable number of individuals; he appeared to remember each and every one of them, and we feel that each of them remembers Jack.