Lee was born in Sioux City, IA on Feb. 6, 1925. His parents were Arthur B. Albert and Marie (Nelsen) Albert of Nisland, SD. After high school graduation from Nisland, he entered the Army Air Corps and was honorably discharged in 1945.
Lee met Quindrid Frahm in Nisland. They were married, as Lee quoted, “on a rainy Saturday” in Broadus, MT. They remained married for 69 years until Quindrid passed away in 2012.
Lee received his B.A. in Education from BHSU in 1948. Later on he received his MA and Specialist Degree. He began his career as a teacher at Buffalo, SD. He later accepted a position as Principal of Gregory High School, Gregory, SD. In 1950 he moved to Humboldt, South Dakota as Superintendent of Schools. In 1955 he accepted a similar position in Winner, South Dakota. In 1966 he moved to Newcastle, WY as Superintendent of Weston County Schools , where he retired in 1986.
Lee was active in many organizations including American Legion in Humboldt, SD. In Winner and Newcastle, he was a member of the Lions Club and the city Country Club. He was an active member in the Lutheran church, both in Winner and Newcastle. His church community was very important to him and he continued to donate to it after he was unable to attend in person. Lee and Quindrid established a scholarship at Black Hills State University where they both graduated. In addition, Lee is a member of BHSU Hall of Fame as a member of the 1946-47 championship basketball team. He was also awarded BHSU Administrator of the Year in 1978.
Lee enjoyed golfing, playing bridge and sitting on the deck of his cabin “up on the prairie” near Buckhorn. It was family constructed and a true sense of pride for him. He looked forward to the family enjoying “the land”, especially over the summer holidays. During retirement, Lee and Quindrid enjoyed more than 20 years traveling in the south during the winter months. They finally settled in Val Vista Winter Village in Casa Grande, AZ. They made many lasting friends wherever they lived.
Lee is preceded in death by his wife, Quindrid Frerk Frahm Albert and his parents. He is survived by his children, Alvin L. Albert (Elaine) of Newcastle, WY, Betty M. Day (Richard) of Newcastle, WY, William J. Albert (Cindy) of Green Valley, AZ, Robert E. Albert (Linda) of Newcastle, WY, Quindrid J. Godden (Jim Cleary) of Green Valley, AZ, 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Newcastle Humane Society or Weston County Hospital/Manor. Cards can be sent to 25332 US Highway 85N, Newcastle, WY 82701