Judith “Judy” Herbster was the wife of Charles Herbster, who is running for governor of Nebraska. Backed by President Donald Trump, Herbster faces allegations of sexual misconduct from eight women.
Herbster has denied the women’s allegations that he groped them according to NPR. Charles Herbster is one of three Republican candidates vying for the GOP nomination against fellow contenders Brett Lindstrom and Jim Pillen.
Judy Herbster passed away on May 2, 2017, according to a memorial page and her scholarship fund established in her honor. A Facebook post by Herbster Angus Farms At the time of her death, she said she “passed away unexpectedly.” She was 62.
Here’s what you need to know:
Judy & Charles Herbster have been married for 17 years and built their business together
Judy Herbster has been credited with helping her husband build his business. according to his Conklin biography. Charles Herbster is now the company’s CEO.
“In 1980, he resumed his role as director of Conklin, assisting his grandmother, Carico, in running the family farms,” his bio reads. “He married his wife Judy in 1982 and together they built their business in Conklin. In 1992, Charles became the controlling shareholder of The Conklin Company when he bought 52% of the company from the Conklin family. In 1994, he became sole owner, fulfilling his 15-year goal of making a significant contribution to maintaining the foundation on which the company was built and preserving the opportunities of the free market economy.”
According to his bio, he assumed the role of President and Chief Operating Officer after her death. They had no children together according to her obituary. Her obituary, memorial pages, and tributes did not include a cause of death.
Judy Herbster paved the way for women at her company Conklin
Judy Herbster met Charles Herbster while they both worked for Conklin, the company her husband would later own. Before joining Conklin, she worked as a childminder, says her obituary.
Your obituary says:
Little did she know that her decision to join Conklin would change her life forever. On June 26, 1982, they met her husband Charles W. Herbster through the company she already loved and were married at Christview Christian Church in Tulsa, OK. To say Judy has a passion for Conkin would be an understatement. She was an advocate for business and paved the way for women in business. Judy was the first female member of the President’s Club in 1980; 1982 the first female director; the first Conklin director to develop 5 directors in one year; and the first lady to receive the Director of the Year award in 1985. A role model for many, Judy became the first and only female President of the Conklin Corporation in its 48-year history.
The couple bought the company in 1992.
Herbster Angus Farms wrote a touching tribute to Judy Herbster on her Facebook page on May 2, 2022, the seventh anniversary of her death. The post discussed her work ethic and how thistles remind her of her.
“Since I miss my amazing friend and teacher, I will do to this thistle what she would have done,” the post reads. “I reach down with my gloved hand and pluck it out of the ground. It will be the first of countless others I will be growing this early spring into late summer. With every one I pull out of the mud, I feel Judy’s warm hand on my back – thanking me for a job well done and reminding me of her legacy.”
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