DETROIT -- Third-generation Chrysler dealer Bill Snethkamp, president of Bill Snethkamp's Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Lansing, Mich., died here Dec. 12. He was 65.
Snethkamp's father and grandfather were both auto dealers, and the family has owned and operated Chrysler dealerships since 1926.
Snethkamp opened his own dealership in 1977. Earlier this year, he acquired Jeep and Chrysler franchises in Mason, Mich., and, on Dec. 1, added them to his Dodge-Ram dealership in Lansing.
Snethkamp was the president of the Michigan Automobile Dealers Association from 1994 to 1995.