Lt. Col. David Richard Glauner

Lt. Col. David Richard Glauner

August 02, 1972 ‐ February 05, 2023
Lt. Col. David  Richard Glauner
Birthplace: San Antonio, TX Resided In: Canal Winchester, Ohio Service: February 13, 2023

Lt Col David Richard Glauner, age 50 of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Westlake, Ohio passed away Sunday, February 5, 2023, at the James Ohio State Medical Center after a hard fought battle with cancer.    He was born on August 2, 1972, at Lackland AFB in San Antonio, Texas to Donald Glauner and Dorothy Hope.  
David is survived by his beloved wife of 27 years Kristine Glauner (nee Schlemmer), his son Ryan Glauner, mother and father Kathy Glauner and Don Glauner (Pam), brother Jay Glauner (Becky), stepbrother Michael Gorski (Andrea), mother-in-law Sharon Schlemmer, and brother-in-law Rodd Schlemmer (Sue).  David is preceded in death by his father-in-law Robert Schlemmer. He is also survived by numerous and amazing cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and family.  
David graduated from Westlake High School in 1990 and Miami University in 1994.  He was commissioned into the United States Air Force where he proudly flew multiple aircraft for 25 years and worked as an Advance Agent for Air Force One coordinating Presidential airlift support requirements under two Presidents.  David loved being in the Air Force where he was able to see the world alongside his crewmates and best friends.  He will be remembered for his quick wit, amazing sense of humor and his deeply loyal friendships." H.D.S"   Memorial Service to be held Monday February 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Tom's Country Place 3442 Stoney Ridge Road Avon.  

For Family and friends in the Columbus area calling hours will be held at  Dwayne R. Spence Funeral Home  650 W Waterloo St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110  On Thursday February 16, 2023 from 5:00- 8:00 pm 

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to Hope for the Warriors hopeforthewarriors  in David’s memory.  



Guest Comments

Val Harry
Brooklyn, OH

Don and Pam,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your son. Way too young for this very honorable man.

Jim & Val Harry

Tom Catalano
Port Clinton, OH

There is an infinite amount of respect and gratitude for those who choose to serve. Heroes like David will always be welcomed into God’s arms.

Mary Schork-Calucchia
Grafton, OH

To the Glauner Family: So deeply sorry to see this - my sincere sympathy to your family and love to all. May his love and memories surround you always. Fly with the angels David.

David kubera
Fairview Park

So sorry for your loss! Epic young man with so much going for him! I’m just so sad!

Karen Pettit
Culloden WV

We are so saddened by this news. We hadn’t seen him since he was a toddler. Our heartfelt sympathies for you and his mother and praying for comfort and peace for the whole family. God bless!

Robin and Lenny Soeder
University Heights

We are sorry to hear this news. All our love to the family.

Chris Schumann
Avon Lake, OH

Condolences to the family, friends and military family. Rest in peace, David, and thank you for your service.

Jim Camp

Dave aka Ripper was a great friend. Although our military service took us both down separate paths, we always remained very close. I’ll miss the countless cabin runs to West Virginia with our friends and families. Condolences to the Glauner family, you are in my prayers.

Ross Tigner
Tega Cay, SC

Dave was always the one with quick wit and an amazing sense of humor, but most importantly his warmth and inclusiveness will be missed. "Red solo cup", my brother!

Tim Diersing
Anchorage AK

A great man taken to soon! I always enjoyed Dave’s smile and laugh while serving with him in the Air Guard- he was a blessing to have in our unit and a true aviator and professional in every way. Prayers to his family and friends.

Jim Parry
Chardon, OH

Happy to have served with you Dave. You will be missed.

Lane Levengood
Chagrin Falls, Ohio

My thoughts and prayers go out to David’s family. He was a fraternity brother and he was one of a kind with a great sense of humor. So many fun memories at the Delt house. We unfortunately didn’t stay in touch after college, but I’m not surprised reading about his great career serving our country. I’m grateful for your service to our country. Rest in peace brother.

Timothy Gibbons
Rocky River Ohio

To all the Glauner Clan

Death is nothing at all- I have only slipped away into the next room. Whatever we were to each other that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name; speak to me in the easy way, which you always used to, laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, and pray for me. Let my name be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was; there is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should I be out of your mind because I am out of your sight? I am but waiting for your, for an interval, somewhere very near just around the corner. All is well. Nothing has passed; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before only better, infinitely happier and forever-we will all be one together with Christ. (Tallow

Mark Frischmuth
Missoula, Montana

I’m so sorry to hear about David’s passing. We connected by phone a few months ago for the first time in years. He never mentioned his disease, and spoke only about the joy and abundance in his life. My condolences to everyone affected by his passing. He was a good man who I wish had been a bigger part of my life.

Brad Dieckmann
Belton, MO

I am shocked by the news... And my condolences to the family. I'll have to guess I havent seen Dave since high school. But never would I have thought I'd be reading this tonight... Life is not easy. And for some, not long enough. Peace be with you all....


Brent Collins
Strongsville, Ohio

Thank you for your very brave service to our country !

God bless you

Michelle Flynn
Brook Park

Too young to be gone. I am so sorry for your loss. Extending sympathies to his family. Wishing you peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time.
Michelle Sherman Carpenter Flynn (Don's cousin)

Janet Webb
Westerville, Ohio

I knew you in High School and always thought you were one of the good guys. Always sweet, rest in peace and thank you for your service. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Corey Wilson
Westerville, OH

Kristine & Ryan,
Very sorry for your loss. Ripper was a great friend and his mischievous smile always made me laugh. Love you brother!

Jon Stamp
Valparaiso, Indiana

Dear Kristine and Ryan, I am so sorry for your loss. I loved Dave as a brother and I miss him. Please know he will always be remembered by many many people as a wonderful friend who loved to laugh and always was a good listener. God bless you guys, sincerely, Jon Stamp

Todd Jackson
Houston, TX

Dave was a leader, a teammate and a friend. My condolences to the family. Rest in Paradise

Robert Spercel
North Olmsted Ohio

Rest in peace ,God bless, your family

Rob Snow
Medina, OH

Was a fraternity brother with Dave in college. Very sad to have lost touch with him after and very sad for your loss. What an incredible career! Dave's smile, organized "missions", and love of the military will always be remembered. Rest in peace!

Jason Williams
Barnstable, MA

I am so sorry for your loss. I had the privilege of knowing David for a few years as we went to Westlake High together. He was a great friend and baseball player. He will be sorely missed.
God bless the Glauner family.

emmy and Joe Valore

Dear Glauner Family, It is with extreme sadness that Joe and I send our condolences on the death of David. We remember when he would come and play with Dean Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Also thankful for his service to our country, Emmy and Joe

Jim Creech
Rocky River

I knew Dave throughout high school. He was a good guy, always nice to everyone.

Nicole Clancy

While it has been years since seeing you, this hit home. Thank you for your service, may you mow rest in eternal peace. Prayers of strength snd condolences to the family.

Jeffrey Vollmer
Westlake OH

Dave was a High School buddy. Great guy, gonna miss him.
Thank you for your service!

Kim & Leslie Wade
North Ridgeville

We are deeply saddened by your loss. Prayers sent to you and your family.



Lisa Valore-Cruse
Bay Village Ohio

Can't even begin to imagine or have the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. Know that my thoughts & prayers are with all of you. Deepest sympathies, Lisa

Tom Winslow

RIP Dave……

Dale Ice
Elyria, Ohio

So sorry for your lose. May God be with your family

Canal Winchester, OH

My deepest sympathy. I will keep the family in my prayers

Ken Kmetz
Mansfield, Oho

May God bless David "Ripper" Glauner and his family. So sorry for your loss.

Darce Schultz
Atlanta, GA

So sorry for your loss. Our family’s thoughts and prayers will be with all of you during this difficult time.

Todd Myles
Chagrin Falls, OH

So many good times. So many great memories. You were one of kind brother. Love you and will miss you.

Linda and Steve Stein
Fairview Park, Ohio

Our deepest condolences to the family. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

Tom Cummings
North Olmsted

There are no words to describe what a great friend, father, and example of what a man should be than David. It was an honor to watch him grow and even more of an honor to call him "friend". Rest in Peace David and I will see you again!! TC

North Ridgeville

So sorry to hear that.. I remember him from school... Praying for your family and friends

Canal Winchester

Always brother!!!!! Not long enough ever, but will never lose us

Paul Titterington
Chicago Illinois

Schlemmer - Paul Titterington - Jim Oliver sent over the information to me about David. I am so very sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and the family. Please reach out anytime if you need someone to listen! God's blessings - Paul

Rob Davis
Gunter Texas

I will remember the many great times we had at 220 N Tallawanda.

Carl & Linda Schell
North Olmsted, Ohio

Our deepest sympathy. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Jesse Petsch
Minneapolis, MN

Sorry sorry to hear this news. David was an amazing presence during our time together at Miami.

Scott Notestine
Pickerington, Ohio

Prayers for Ripper and his family. Good dude gone too soon!

Alan Kline
Hilliard, OH

Condolences!! Loved flying with Ripper!

Kevin "Kdawg" Smith
Brighton, MI

So sorry for your loss and we are lifting up your family in prayer. Enjoyed many good times with Ripper on TDY and at the base. Great man gone too early. Rest in peace brother.


Sorry again for your loss

The Capretto Family
Avon Lake Ohio

There are no words to describe your loss - dedicated to family and his country - it doesn’t get any better than that - rest in peace young man

Dennis Clough
Westlake, Ohio

My sympathies and prayers are with the family and all who knew him. What a life of service to this Country! May he continue to be remembered for all those he touched during his life.