Memorial Spaceflights

David A. Glueck

"We Love You"
1943 - 2021

David A. Glueck was born in Houston, Texas, on February 26, 1943, and passed away at his home in Keosauqua, IA, on April 29, 2021. David’s fascination with airplanes started at a very young age, and he knew that one day he would fly. At the age of 16 years at Hooks Airport in Houston, he flew solo. He graduated from Bellaire High School in Bellaire, Texas, on June 2, 1961, and served in the United States Air Force from February 1962 to February 1966. He became an AP Mechanic working on corporate and private planes, and always was ready to fly. Upon retiring from Glueck’s Aircraft Service, he moved from Texas to Iowa.

He was a father of a blended family, Popo, uncle, and a loving husband who loved traveling, telling stories, had a very dry sense of humor, and was always willing to help if asked. His favorite country destination was Japan, and he visited there several times. There was very little that David could not fix or make. He loved antiques, especially the Victrolas, clocks, and radios, and he fabricated so very many airplane models throughout the years. He also collected various airplane memorabilia. David was fascinated with NASA as well as any type of space exploration, including fictional Sci-Fi movies.


When I come to the end of the road

And the sun has set for me

I want no rites in a gloom-filled room.

Why cry for a soul set free?

Miss me a little–but not too long

And not with your head bowed low.

Remember the love that we once shared

Miss me–but let me go.

For this is a journey that we all must take

And each must go alone. It’s all a part of the Master’s plan

A step on the road to home.

When you are lonely and sick of heart

Go to the friends we know

And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds.

Miss Me – But Let me Go!

      Author Unknown

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