Goodbye, ‘Doc’: Former Indiana governor laid to rest in Bremen

BREMEN — For a day the eyes of Indiana were on Bremen as it laid to rest one of its own.
The funeral for former Ind. Gov. Dr. Otis R. “Doc” Bowen drew the politically elite from both parties while hundreds – if not thousands – lined Center Street from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to Bremen Municipal Cemetery for the procession route.
“William Shakespeare in one of his plays, I believe it was ‘Twelfth Night’ had this very well-known quotation: ‘Some are born to greatness, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.’ Doctor Bowen I think was all three,” Rev. David Kahlenberg, an Indianapolis pastor, eulogized during Bowen’s funeral on Friday, May 10.
“And who in his right mind would ever suggest that Doctor Bowen did not achieve greatness?”
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