Bremen, Ind. (AP) (WHAS11) – Former Indiana Governor Otis Bowen died Saturday at the age of 95.
Governor Mike Pence says Bowen, who was known among Hoosiers as “Doc”, died at a nursing home in northern Indiana. His cause of death has not been released.
Bowen was a small-town family doctor who was known for overhauling Indiana’s tax system in the 1970’s.
The funeral for Bowen will be held Friday in his hometown of Bremen.
Mishler Funeral Home on Bremen announced Sunday that the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Bremen.
The calling hours will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church.
He was governor for two four-year terms beginning in January 1973. He was HHS secretary under President Reagan from December 1985 to January 1989.