John Schnabel

Feb 11, 1920 – Mar 18, 2016 (Age 96)


February 11, 1920
March 18, 2016


John Schnabel, an Alaskan gold miner and family patriarch on the reality TV show "Gold Rush," has died, according to multiple news sources. He was 96. For full obituary and coverage from, click here.

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Just watching the series again, Im in season 3. Grandpa was always my favorite. He has a permanent t smile etched into his face. You were blessed to have him.

Definitely one of the main reasons i tuned into to watch gold rush. Loved his zest for life especially watching his grandson follow in his footsteps.

God bless the ones left behind to fill your shoes

Sorry for your loss Parker I have been watching Gold Rush since seanson 1

Sweet and loving man that always made me smile. May John find the biggest nugget in heaven. Love and light to the Schnabel family through out the years.

My heart goes out to Parker Schnabel and the rest of the family I'm a huge Fan of the Tv Show Gold Rush and am sad to see John Schnabel passed away John you'll be missed by all your fans RIP John Schnabel.

I very much enjoyed watching the warm relationship John Schnabel had with his grandson, especially when Parker would run into obstacles at the mine with men and machines. May God grant you eternal rest, and I look forward to meeting you in Heaven one day in the near future. You are a very unique man of character and wisdom.

John will be missed by his fans he reminds me of my grandfather