June Spaman Bazuin DeHaan Family
June Spaman-Bazuin-DeHaan was born June 23, 1927 and passed away at the age of 87 on May 5, 2015. She was a 1948 graduate of Calvin College majoring in Education. After graduation, she began teaching at Union High School, Grand Rapids, MI. She married John Bazuin in 1950 and soon thereafter supported the founding of Bazuin Insulating Company in Grand Rapids, Mi. She had two sons, Gary and Bradley in the late 1950’s and continued as a substitute teacher and supporting other family business endeavors while raising her children. In 1971, her husband John died and she took over Bazuin Insulating Co., making it one of the few women owned construction companies in western Michigan. After sending both sons off to college, June married Lawrence DeHaan in 1979. While her second husband continued his career at Lear Siegler Incorporated until retirement, June continued as the owner-operator of Bazuin Insulating. During her business career, she was involved in a range of community organization; including, Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids Home Builders Association and Project Rehab, and business and entrepreneurial organization for women; including, the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs, View 100 and the Altrusa Club of Grand Rapids. June retired in 1997, selling the insulation company, but remained involved with and continued to support women’s organization into the mid 2000’s.
June also had an interest in Electrical and Computer Engineering as both her sons received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering. Gary earned a B.S. and M.S from Michigan Technological University, while Bradley earned a B.S from Yale University and M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
June Spaman-Bazuin-DeHaan had an enduring love for Calvin College and education in general. She was a successful, respected businesswoman in a male dominated industry, and sought to support the advancement of other women. Following her sons’ education and careers, she also understood the educational challenges and opportunities available for successful ECE graduates. Recognizing her accomplishments and combining her beliefs, loves, and experience, her family is proud and thankful to see that a scholarship could be established in her name.