Articles courtesy of Heritage Newspaper Special Section July 11, 2001
Business sure to miss Prechter's vision, connection
News of Heinz Prechter’s death on Friday spurred a lot of questions about the man and the disease he battled for nearly 30 years. It raised just as many questions, however, about what will become of the empire he built.
Prechter's life, business had many accomplishments
Heinz Prechter came to the United States from Germany in 1963 as a college student with $11 worth of German marks in his pocket and a mind full of ideas.
Business, political leaders remember Prechter
Leaders and friends from the political and business world offer their special memories of Heinz Prechter.
Prechter leaves record of political power
The industrialist's fund-raising largesse made him one of the state's most powerful political power brokers.
Prechter's generous arms reached to the sky
Organizations worldwide have been touched by Heinz Prechter’s giving hand.
Community reacts to death of Heinz Prechter
Not every Downriver resident had the opportunity to meet Heinz Prechter, but one thing is sure: They all knew his name and felt his influence.
Prechter was a down-to-earth man loved by his employees and friends
Downriver's most famous tycoon was a down-to-earth man who earned the love and respect of his employees.
'Kingmaker' will be sorely missed by all
Heinz Prechter is irreplaceable as a Downriver icon, as well as a friend.
Depression common, but treatable
When you’ve had a bad day and you feel a little down, usually those feelings pass. But that’s not the case all of the time.
Woman talks about family life with depression
Danielle talks candidly about her life as she suffers with depression and what it has done to her family.