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Family: Rick Gudex Suffered From ‘Overwhelming Depression’

State Senator Died Last Week From Apparent Self-Inflicted Shooting

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The family of the late Wisconsin Sen. 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 state Senate in 2012 but was not seeking re-election this year.

In a statement, Gudex’s family said 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.”

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The Reporter Media said Gudex’s funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic Church in the Town of Eden.

Gov. Scott Walker has ordered all state and U.S. flags lowered to half-staff Monday in Gudex’s honor.

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