The family of the late state Senator Rick Gudex of Fond du Lac says he suffered from depression.
Gudex died Wednesday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The 48-year-old Republican was elected to the Wisconsin Senate in 2012, but was not seeking re-election this year.
In a statement, Gudex's family says he suffered from "an overwhelming depression and hopelessness that he kept to himself," but that he loved his family and "cared deeply for the people of his district."
Reports say his funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church in the town of Eden.
Governor Scott Walker has ordered all state and U.S. flags lowered to half-staff, Monday, in Gudex's honor.