Ruth L. Dunstan

Ruth Dunstan, the co-founder of Azon, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2019, at Kairos Dwelling Hospice. She was age 91. Ruth and her husband James Dunstan co-founded Azon in 1977 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She was active in the company as vice president on the board of directors until March of this year. The life and company they both built included much international travel and the establishment of several global locations for Azon.
Members of her family include her husband of 48-plus years, James; children: Judy Louise Evers, Patricia (Wade) Hetrick, Jeffrey Lurges, Lisa (Rodney) Lodenstein; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandsons; special daughter-in-law Debie Lurges; step-children: Patricia Dunstan, Kathy Butler, Nancy (Bob) Peterson, Beth (Vic) Akemann, Neil Dunstan and many step-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, James Lurges. A service to celebrate her life was held on Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
“Where do I begin to share my memories of this special lady. She was my ‘work Mom’ for over 35 years. She taught me so many things about life and about being a positive person. She was the classiest woman I have ever known, but still so down to earth with everyone,” said Tami Lee, who is director of human resources for Azon. “She had a great sense of humor and was always laughing. Her laugh will forever echo through our office as she made her daily rounds telling everyone ‘good morning people’.”

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About Azon

With headquarters in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and offices in the UK, Korea and China, Azon serves the globe as a leader in the development of energy-saving technologies for manufacturers of aluminum windows, doors and industrial grouting products.

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