Cary B. Pichan, 70, of Posen died Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, after a lengthy illness.

Cary was born Sept. 16, 1947, in Romulus, Mich., to Norman and Eva Belle (Olmstead) Pichan. He graduated from Flat Rock High School and then served in the Army National Guard from 1966-1972. After honorable discharge, he married Marvyn (Galbraith) Pichan on March 16, 1973, in Howell, Mich. They moved to the Posen area in 1976. He continued farming there until he started highway construction, which he did for the next 35 years until his retirement in 2012 from Lois Kay in Saginaw. While working, his jobs allowed him to travel the country, but also kept him away from his family at times. Latterly, he worked closer to home, which gave him more time to enjoy his family. He especially loved attending his children’s and grandchildren’s extra-curricular activities and family gatherings. Cary loved the outdoors whether working the fields, feeding the fish in his pond with Marvyn or simply walking through the woods. He especially looked forward to deer season every year, which was a lifelong tradition he enjoyed sharing with his family.

Surviving are his son, Christopher (Karissa) Pichan of Auburn; a daughter, Heather (Michael) Niederquell of Freeland; four grandchildren, Skylar Pichan, Hannah, Nathan and Katelyn Niederquell; his mother, Eva Belle Pichan of Posen; brothers, Alan (Grace) Pichan of Au Gres; Lee (Mary) Pichan of Dexter; a brother-in-law, Neil (Alvira) Galbraith of Ann Arbor; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 37 years, Marvyn in 2010; his father, Norman in 2004; and an infant brother, Norman in 1942.

Cary will be at St. Paul Lutheran Church of Posen on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, from 10 a.m. until the service at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Jack Ferguson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial donation could consider “the cemetery fund” at St. Paul Lutheran Church or Cure PSP.