Donald Lee “Don” Egle, 89, of Bentonville, Ark., passed away Feb. 28, 2018 at Bradford House in Bentonville, Ark. 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, Ark., 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 Bentonville, Ark.; sons DeWayne (Deborah) Egle of Holly, Mich., Lonnie (Anna) Egle of Bentonville, Ark.; daughter Donna (Steve) Sawyer of Omaha; son-in-law, John Holthus of McPherson, Kan.; sister Bonnie Bley of North Platte; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was held at 10 a.m. with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Monday, March 5 at Village Bible Church, Bella Vista, Ark. with Pastor Mark Voll officiating.
Arrangements are by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. On-line condolences may be made at www.funeralmation.com.