Donald Lee “Don” Egle

Monday, March 5, 2018

Donald Lee “Don” Egle

July 2, 1928 - Feb. 28, 2018

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Donald Lee “Don” Egle, 89, of Bentonville passed away Feb. 28, 2018, at Bradford House in Bentonville.

He was born July 2, 1928, to Daniel and Martha (Oyer) Egle in Stratton, Neb. Don graduated from Stratton High School in 1945 and married Iola Rousselle Aug. 1, 1950. Together they farmed near Stratton. Don went to Reisch School of Auctioneering in 1959 and operated Egle Auction Service until 2001. He also owned Imperial Auction Market and Chappell Livestock Auction. He was a member, serving as the president in 1988, of the Nebraska Auctioneer Association and was inducted into the Nebraska Auctioneer Hall of Fame in 2002.

He pastored Benkelman Baptist Church and was a lay pastor in numerous churches in Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas, until his retirement in 2001. Don and Iola moved to Bella Vista in 2002 where he was active at Village Bible Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Roy Egle; sisters, Katherine (infant), Irene Carpenter and Viola Miller; and his daughter, Sheryl Ann Holthus.

He is survived by his loving wife, Iola Egle of the home; sons, DeWayne (Deborah) Egle of Holly, Mich., and Lonnie (Anna) Egle of Bentonville; daughter, Donna (Steve) Sawyer of Omaha, Neb.; son-in-law, John Holthus of McPherson, Kan.; sister, Bonnie Bley of North Platte, Neb.; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m., today, Monday, March 5, 2018, at Village Bible Church, 1591 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, Ark., with Pastor Mark Voll officiating.

Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. On-line condolences may be made at