Gov. Otis Bowen http://wfpl.org en Funeral for Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen is Friday http://wfpl.org/post/funeral-former-indiana-gov-otis-bowen-friday <p></p><p>Flags are flying at half-staff at state facilities across Indiana in honor of former Governor Otis "Doc" Bowen. &nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Bowen died Saturday at a northern Indiana nursing home. &nbsp;He was 95.</span></p><p>Bowen was Indiana’s Republican governor from 1973 to 1981.</p><p>He became secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 1985, taking charge of the federal government's response to the spread of AIDS after the Reagan administration had been criticized by activists for a slow initial response.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 16:35:10 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 5271 at http://wfpl.org Funeral for Former Indiana Gov. Otis Bowen is Friday