INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Former Governor Otis Bowen is being remembered as a successful politician who served the nation in Washington, D.C. but one who always returned to his hometown of Bremen in northern Indiana.
Rev. David Kahlenberg will preach at Bowen's funeral on Friday in Bremen. He shared some of this memories with our sister station WISH-TV Monday morning.
"He was in a way, one of a kind," said Kahlenberg, "because he was a politician with a heart and with a soul and a desire to please as many people as he could, not everybody but as many people as he could. He was a man who was just full of integrity and full of honesty as a politician and I wish we had more of them."
Bowen, who was 95, died over the weekend . He served two terms as governor before being named as Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Ronald Reagan.
Bowen may be best known for championing property tax reform as governor and AIDS funding as HHS Secretary.
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