Albert Lenerville

Albert Lowell Lenerville

April 3, 1931 - August 6, 2020
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Albert Lenerville, 89 years old, from Rapid City, passed away on August 6, 2020, at the Lippold Hospice Unit at Monument Health Sturgis Hospital.
Albert was born to Edward Lowell and Theresa (Hitchcox) Lenerville on April 3, 1931, in Strool (Prairie City), SD. After graduating high school in 1949 from McIntosh High School, Albert entered the United States Air Force in 1949 and was stationed in Guam, working with cryptographic operations until his honorable discharge in 1953.
For a short time, Albert returned to the Herb and Elga Breckenridge Ranch along the North Grand River in Perkins County, SD. Albert had worked for his longtime friends and mentors, the Breckenridge's, during his boyhood and summer years.
Albert studied at SDSU in Brookings before his marriage to Alvina Ternes on October 6, 1958. Albert worked as office manager for Ace Construction on an Oahe Dam Project in Mobridge, SD. Later, he worked as office manager for Peter Kiewit & Sons.
In 1965, Albert began a career in business administration with the rural electric cooperatives Mor-Gran-Sou in Flasher, ND, and later at Tipmont REMC in Linden, IN. He retired in December of 1996.
Albert spent his retirement years in Spearfish, SD, where he enjoyed working a small hobby farm, auction sales, and visiting family. In 1994, Albert and Alvina moved to a retirement community, Good Samaritan Society, St. Martin Village in Rapid City. Albert suffered from Alzheimer’s for several years before his passing.
Survivors are his wife, Alvina; one son, Herb (Julie) Lenerville; two daughters, Mary Harris and Anita McNeal; his brother, Doyle (Tottie) Lenerville; and sister, Bertha Lensing. He is also survived by grandchildren, Albert (Haylee), Theresa, Isidore, Matthew, Kathryn, and John; and many nieces and nephews.
Albert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roy and Willis; sister, Gladys Mattern; brothers-in-law, Peter Mattern and Leon Lensing; nieces and nephews, Dillon Meyer, Jef Mattern, Caroline Dauwen, Bobbie Jo Dover, and Lowell Lensing; and great-granddaughter, Piper Eden Lenerville.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite charity in Albert’s name.
The family would like to thank the nursing staff at Lippold Hospice Unit for their loving care.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, August 10, 2020, at Our Lady of the Black Hills Catholic Church in Piedmont with Father Andrzej Wyostek officiating. There will be one hour of visitation Prior to the Mass at the church, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    August 10, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    August 10, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Our Lady of the Black Hills
    12365 Sturgis Road
    Piedmont, SD 57769
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  • Mass of Christian Burial

    August 10, 2020 | 10:00am
    August 10, 2020 10:00am
    Our Lady of the Black Hills
    12365 Sturgis Road
    Piedmont, SD 57769
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Andrzej Wyostek
  • Interment

    August 10, 2020 | 11:30am
    August 10, 2020 11:30am
    Black Hills National Cemetery
    20901 Pleasant Valley Drive
    Sturgis, SD 57785
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Dorthea Ternes Wiest

Posted at 08:21pm
Alvina and family so sorry for your loss
Sending hugs and prayers!
Dorthea Ternes Wiest.


Posted at 10:11pm
Al Lenerville was one of the greatest guys I ever met! We often talked about life, politics, family, and just our journey through life. He often told me stories about his childhood and his career, I really enjoyed my visits with him when he lived near me outside of Spearfish. Alvina you are an amazing woman and he was so blessed to have you by his side. My condolances to to you Alvina and all of your family. Heaven gained a great man! Your friend always Claude Ramsey

Earl (Mac) McArthur

Posted at 11:17am
My name is Mac McArthur and I have been Al's next door neighbor for the last 6 years. I can't attend his funeral because of my health issues and concern about COVID-19, but I want to share some memories about Al. He would tell me stories about his younger days on the ranch and his job in the Air Force during the Korean War. His favorite was about horse races when he was in high school. As things got worse for Al, I would stop by to visit and he liked to shake hands and say "hello neighbor". He enjoyed helping me find a tool or bolt I needed for a project (and he had an abundance of everything). He liked to ride in my pickup so we had some good talks while cruising around.
I will miss Al and offer my condolences to Alvina and the rest of the family.

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