Fredric A Bunting II, son of Auto-Wares and A-1 Truck Parts owner Fred Bunting, has died. He was 46.
Bunting was born June 7, 1972 in Kalamazoo, Mich., and was raised in Ada, Mich. He was a graduate of Northwood University, and spent many years working with his father at Auto-Wares and A-1 Truck Parts. Bunting is survived by his children, Alex (16), Evan (16) and Tessa (10), as well as his parents Fred and Karen, and his siblings Robert and Tracie.
Bunting was a huge University of Michigan football fan and attended the Indianapolis 500 each year. He also cut the ribbon at the opening of the Ronald McDonald House in Grand Rapids, Mich.
A memorial service for Bunting will be held at 2 p.m. ET, Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Ada Bible Church Cascade Campus, and a Celebration of Life Reception will follow at 4 p.m. at Watermark Country Club.
In lieu of flowers, the Bunting family asks for a donation to the Fred A Bunting II in Melanoma Research Fund at Mayo Clinic to stop the deaths of others from this devastating and fastest growing types of cancer. The family hopes to raise $100,000 to honor Bunting and help find a cure to benefit the world. To donate, please send support to Mayo Clinic – Fred A Bunting II Fund in Melanoma Research, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.