MADISON, Wis. -

Wisconsin businessman and GOP donor Terry Kohler died Tuesday afternoon.

Kohler, who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate and governor in the 1980s, died at his Sheboygan home. He was 82 years old.

In a statement, Gov. Scott Walker called Kohler a leader in business, politics, sailing, wildlife and efforts to protect strong marriages.

“Terry Kohler will be greatly missed in Wisconsin,” Walker said.