Alexander Funeral Home-East Chapel

2115 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN


Lois E. Herman

November 15, 1932September 3, 2020

Lois E. Herman, 87, of Evansville, passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the Protestant Home in Evansville, Indiana. She was born on November 15, 1932, in Vermillion County, Illinois, to the late Alfa and Hazel (Osborn) Herriott.

Lois spent her life working in the food industry, from owning her own restaurant to being the dietary manager at the Protestant Home. She enjoyed bingo and watching television.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence “LA” Herman; son, Kenneth Cruse; brothers, Joseph, Thomas, Kenneth, Charles and Bud Herriott; sisters, Verna Yater, Luella Fell, and Nellie Sliger.

Lois is survived by her sons, Steven Cruse (Trudy) of Newburgh, IN, Larry Cruse (Becky) of Kankakee, IL and Gordon Cruse (Cheryl) of Hermitage, TN; twin-sister, Lola Moyars of Fowler, IN and sister, Juanita Bisher of Louisville, KY; 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Alexander East Chapel. Friends may visit on Tuesday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, IL.

The family would like to thank the caregivers and staff at the Protestant Home for their many years of loving care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vanderburgh Humane Society. Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderEastChapel.com.


  • Steven Cruse (Trudy), Son
  • Larry Cruse (Becky), Son
  • Gordon Cruse (Cheryl), Son
  • Lola Moyars, Twin Sister
  • Juanita Bisher, Sister
  • Mrs. Herman also leaves behind 14 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, September 9, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020


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Martha Slige

September 6, 2020

She was onecof my favorite Aunt's. You will be missed dearly. We always went to Sheldon to spend the night with them. We always went to eat at
The restaurant.

Billie Odom

September 5, 2020

Gordon, Terry and I are very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed reading her life story. It was interesting to learn she is a twin and that she too worked for years in the food service business which sounds like someone else I know. I know this is a painful time and we will keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this time.

Sheila (Conrad) Mathewson

September 5, 2020

My mom and Lois were a great team working together!!! I remember going to the restaurant and hanging out at there house!! She was a wonderful lady!! Sorry for your loss!! Tim and Sheila (Conrad) Mathewson

Kim mabbitt

September 4, 2020

I remember when 4 cute boys moved to Sheldon and I eventually met your mom. Any woman who can raise 4 boys must be a saint!!! Raising 4 boys who all turned out well says a lot about her, too.
Raising 4 boys AND running a restaurant puts her at 10+ on a 10 point scale! The Bev-Lo and The Cruse Inn are an important part of Sheldon history. I have a lot of great memories in both places. Your mom had to be very organized and a hard worker to own and manage restaurants. Putting up with all the high school kids after school and games had to try her patience but no one could ever tell. She was a very kind person.

So sorry for your loss.

Kim Mabbitt

Crys Trotter

September 3, 2020

To all the Cruse boys, we are very sad to see this about your sweet, dear mother! Have SO many great memories at the Bev-Lo restaurant in Sheldon. She was a hard worker & raised some great boys! Our deepest of sympathy!
Crys ( Mabbitt) & Wayne Trotter


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