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Norbert F. Elbert

Norbert Francis (Knobby) Elbert, 86, Sacred Heart Village in Louisville, died Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, at Norton Hospice and Palliative Care of Louisville.
He was a 1938 graduate of St. Xavier High School, where he served as a class agent and was honored with Class Agent of the Year in 2002. He attended the University of Louisville, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business and played on the football team in the early 1940s. He was a former employee of Humphrey Robinson Public Accounting Firm, where he earned his CPA certification. He returned to the University of Louisville, where he served 38 years in various positions prior to becoming vice president of financial affairs and administration. He was instrumental in bringing U of L into the state university system and was active in U of L athletics, where he served as an original member of the athletic board. He was inducted into the U of L Athletic Hall of Fame in 1982 for his dedication and work toward furthering Cardinal athletics. He also served on the board of Sacred Heart Academy and was president of the downtown chapter of the Louisville Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, the former Juanita Shewmaker, formerly of Corydon; his parents, Noah and Rose Kannapel Elbert; three brothers, Kenneth, Herbert and Andrew Elbert, and two sisters, Lucille Wellington and Mildred Elbert.
Survivors include five children, Phyllis Dries, Jim Elbert, Kathy Tronzo, Joan Herbig and Martha Martin; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews including, Bob and Vickie Elbert, who cared for him.
Funeral Mass: Monday, Jan. 23, at his church with burial in Calvary Cemetery in Louisville.
Arrangements: Highlands Funeral Home in Louisville.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Cardinal Athletic Fund or the St. Xavier High School Scholarship Fund.