Paul Arthur Egli

Born in Maquoketa, IA on June 8, 1956

Departed on August 31, 2010 and resided in Thompson Station, TN

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EGLI, Paul Arthur age 54, passed away unexpectedly on August 31, 2010. He is survived by his wife, Vicky Egli; children, Jon-Thomas Egli, Emma Egli, Katie Egli, Erin Dolezal; mother, Grace Egli; brothers, Richard Egli, John Egli; sisters, Cathy Miller, Jeanine Schromen. Paul grew up in Maquoketa, Iowa, graduated from Maquoketa High School, played in the band and attended First Baptist Church. A 30-year veteran, Paul followed in his father's footsteps into a military career, first enlisting in the Navy, then later in the Army as an Officer in the Military Police Corps. He held a variety of positions in the Reserves as well as on Active Duty to include overseas. His most memorable jobs included command, Bn S3 and mentoring ROTC cadets. He deployed twice, first in support of Desert Shield/Desert Storm and most recently to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Last assigned to HHC, 1st BDE, 3ID, Ft Stewart, GA, Paul was to retire and return to teach ROTC at Middle Tennessee State University. Paul served proudly on the Franklin TN Police Department for 10 years where he was a K-9 officer with his partner Kahn. Winning awards at the National level, they were also recognized by the FBI for assisting in the capture of six escapees from Alabama. His greatest love and passion was being a devoted husband and a loving father. Funeral Services will be 11:00am Saturday September 11th at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. Burial to follow with full military honors at Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Friday September 10th from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers; donations may be made to any of the following charities that meant a lot to Paul: Seeing Eye Dog Organization; The American Heart Association; St Jude Children's Hospital. Harpeth Hills Funeral Home, 9090 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN, 37221. 615-646-9292

8 Comments to Paul Arthur Egli

  1. Beth Mansfield
    September 8, 2010 12:00 am

    Vicky –
    Words cannot express the sorrow we feel at the loss of your precious husband. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family that God will sustain and comfort you at this time and in the days ahead. Paul was a wonderful man and his legacy will live on through all of the people his life has touched.

  2. Margot Tiedt
    September 8, 2010 12:00 am


    My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He is with you and watching over you, with pride and love. We are here for you and your family in any way.

    Love you, sweet girl!

  3. Stephanie Cisco
    September 9, 2010 12:00 am

    I am truly sorry for your loss. Paul will be missed by all who worked with him. I will be keeping you and the girls in my thoughts. Sorry I am unable to attend the funeral, I am out of town.

  4. Jennifer Lyttle
    September 10, 2010 12:00 am

    Vickie, I am so sorry for your great loss. Paul was a great man to everyone that knew him. I know words can not express my deepest sympathy and your sorrow. I will have your thoughts in my prayers. God bless.
    Formerly Jennifer Maines/Goins-931-729-2593

  5. Rose J. Wyatt
    September 11, 2010 12:00 am

    Dear Vicky and girls:
    Please accept my sincere sympathy at the death of Major Egli. I hope you will find comfort in knowing that your sorrow is shared by all of us who loved him. He enjoyed teaching our cadets at Murray State and was so concerned about whether they were learning all that they needed to know before beginning their careers as Army officers. He and I shared many stories about our families and events from our past. He called the ROTC Office several times from Iraq and he had just called me from Fort Stewart a few days prior to his passing. He was so excited to finally be retiring and coming home to you. He loved you so much. Paul Egli was a wonderful man with a delightful personality. I will never forget him and I will miss him always. My thoughts and prayers are with you on this the day of his burial. Rest in peace dear friend.

  6. Jim Sharp
    September 11, 2010 12:00 am

    Thank you for you service and friendship.

  7. Sam and Peggy Ligo
    September 13, 2010 12:00 am

    Vicky, our hearts go out to you and the girls. We are so, so, sorry for your loss. Paul has been a friend to so many of us and a mentor or so many young people. It is in the hearts and minds of all of those folks that Paul will live on. Thank you for so unselfishly sharing Paul with the rest of us. We all appreciate his being in our lives.

  8. Cheryl Arterberry Clark
    September 13, 2010 12:00 am

    To the Family of Paul Egli:

    I grew up neighbors of the Egli Family. We shared a lot of happy times with them. I also graduated with Paul. You have our deepest sympathy. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Andy & Cheryl Clark
    Maquoketa, IA