Wisconsin flags at half-staff over passing of Herb Kohl

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff beginning Thursday until former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl is interred. In a statement yesterday, Governor Evers spoke about Senator Kohl’s passing.

“A Milwaukeean and Wisconsinite through and through, U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl dedicated his life to serving our kids, our communities, our state, and our country. Sen. Kohl was, without a doubt, nobody’s senator but ours. Kathy and I are devastated by the news of his passing. Sen. Kohl was deeply committed to community, kindness, and service to others. Wisconsin’s seniors, students, teachers, and schools, and farmers and rural areas, among so many others, are better off because of his life and legacy, the impacts of which will last for generations. Kathy and I join the people of Wisconsin, friends and colleagues of Sen. Kohl, and the many people whose lives he impacted—both near and far—in offering our sincerest condolences to the Kohl family and the Herb Kohl Foundation in mourning the loss of this Wisconsin giant.”

Services for former U.S. Senator Kohl are set to occur sometime in January. The Executive Order involving the lowering of the flags can be seen here.