DEKALB - Students at
Somber music greeted those in attendance at Wednesday's memorial service. The service included a variety of speakers, from the president of the Interfraternity Council at NIU to some of Bogenberger's closest friends. Bogenberger's childhood pastor started the memorial service with an opening prayer.
"I can assure you that David lives with his savior in heaven," said Pastor Tom Acton, senior pastor at
His sudden passing had many in tears at the memorial service, and it even brought out the president of
"I come here on behalf of our board of trustees and the entire NIU community to offer heart-felt words of sympathy to David's family and to David's friends," said President John Peters.
Although Peters didn't confirm alcohol was a factor in Bogenberger's death, or actually mention alcohol directly in his speech, he certainly hinted at it.
"We have learned something from him, and we need to act on what we have learned," said Peters.
"At that age they especially don't even think about that it can become an addiction very quickly,"said Cindy Graves, director of emergency services at
"Binge drinking is so much worse than if you just have a couple of glasses of wine each day."
"They have to really watch out for each other," said
Initial autopsy results show no preliminary cause of death for Bogenberger, however the