Elmer George “Sonny” Baumhardt, age 84, of Spring Grove, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, at Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare in Spring Grove.

He was born March 7, 1933, to Hazel and George Baumhardt. Sonny was raised in the Morton Grove, Illinois, area until he moved with his mother to Caledonia in 1992.

Sonny was employed by ABC Works and McDonald’s and was named ABC Employee of the year in 1994.

In 2006 Bonnie and Guy Gregerson opened their hearts and home, providing Sonny with a second family.

Sonny resided with the Gregersons until he moved to Tweeten Lutheran Healthcare, where he received wonderful care until his passing.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Carl.

Sonny is survived by Carl’s spouse, Holly, and nieces and nephews.

A future service is being planned in Mt. Prospect, Illinois.

The family requests memorials be given to ABC Works - La Crescent.

Roble Funeral Home of Spring Grove is assisting the family with local arrangements.