Marvin F. Buntrock

July 8, 1937July 26, 2013

Buntrock, Marvin F. passed away on July 26, 2013 after a long illness surrounded by his loving family and friends. He was born in Detroit, MI on July 8, 1937 to Mr. Marvin O. and Mrs. Ila Buntrock. After the death of his father in 1948, he moved to Ft. Pierce, FL with his mother and brothers, Richard and Robert. In 1954 he relocated to Ft. Lauderdale, FL where his family opened Midas Muffler franchises throughout Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Marvin graduated from Ft. Lauderdale High School in 1954. He attended the University of Florida, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. After completing his tour of duty in the United States Coast Guard, Marvin returned home. He became an owner and general manager of the family business; thus becoming elected as a director of the National Midas Dealers Association. He was a devout member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, serving on the Church Council for many years. Marvin was very active in community organizations: the Ft. Lauderdale and Pompano Beach Chambers of Commerce, the Cooperative Feeding Program of Broward County, and the Pompano Beach Exchange Club. He was a founding member of the Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society and served as a longtime member of the Board of Directors. While active in the local Republican Party, he became a delegate to the State Presidential Convention. He is survived by his beloved wife of 41 years, Betsy McDougald Buntrock; his loving son, Bryan; his brother, Richard L. Buntrock of West Palm Beach, FL and many nieces and nephews. Marvin was predeceased by his parents and brother, Robert. Family and friends will always remember Marvin’s kindness, compassion and generosity. Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 31 from 11-12pm with a 12:00pm funeral service at Kraeer Funeral Home, 200 N. Federal Hwy., Pompano Beach, FL 33062.. Interment will follow at the Pompano Beach Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, 11 SW 11th Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315 and the Sample-McDougald House Preservation Society (Special Fund), P.O. Box 1599, Pompano Beach, FL 33061.


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 31, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Ed Jones

August 6, 2013

While I never had the honor of meeting Brother Buntrock, I am always saddened to read of the passing of a SigEp Patriot. I pledge that the SigEp Patriots Project will always remember Marvin and his patriotic service.

Ed Jones
Chief, U.S. Navy
SigEp Patriots Project

Beverly & Vic

August 3, 2013

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Tim Grunert

August 3, 2013

Betsy & Bryan,

My sincere condolences. Marvin was a generous man.

August 3, 2013

Dear Betsy and Bryan, We will miss Marvin and we loved him very much.
He will live in the house of the Lord forever and be pain free with a heavenly
body. God bless you and Bryan. We will be here for you whenever needed.
We love you both. Margaret, Edward, Randall and our entire family.

July 31, 2013

To Betsy, Bryan, Dick and the wonderful extended Buntrock family. I send my sincere and hartfelt condolences to all of you for the loss of Marvin. I know his legacy will be preserved as a loving and faithful husband, father and brother and as partner in the sucessful Midas business. He was loved and respected as godfather to his niece, Beth.
Marvin will be missed by all of those who enjoyed having him in their lives anall of those who loved him.
May God give you peace and time give bring you joy in his memory.
Love, Sue Smith

July 31, 2013

To Betsy,Dick and all of the family. Condolences from Jim Salata and family. It was always a pleasure working with Marvin. He was a gentleman and always very positive and great person to be around. He and all of you are in our prayers.

Chip LaMarca

July 31, 2013

To Betsy and the Buntrock Family,
I am sad to hear of Marvin's passing, but I am also so very blessed to have known him for the past ten or so years through the Exchange Club of Pompano Beach. Marvin was always one of the faces that I looked forward to seeing on Wednesdays from the Flaming Pit to the LPYRC where we have our meetings.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful man with us and thank you for all that you both have done for our community. The Sample-McDougald House has been supported by the club because of Marvin's hard work and advocacy.
May God bless your family and our friend Marvin.

Cherryl Cook

July 31, 2013

Dearest Aunt Betsy and Cousin Bryan,
Uncle Marvin was always like a father to me.
We had so many great times and laughs together.
Also, he taught me a lot about Life.
Our family is comforted to know that he is in~PEACE~
with his mother,father,brother and my precious mother,
Mary Ellen in ~HEAVEN~...
I loved him very, very much.
His niece,

July 30, 2013

Dear Betsy and Bryan,

Saying goodbye is never easy. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy during this difficult and sad time for you and Bryan. We will miss him too.

Susie & Lee Cort

pete&mimi devito

July 30, 2013

betsy&bryan our deepest sympathy.