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Carl W. Rouse

April 15, 2013
Salem News

LISBON- Carl W. Rouse, 70, of W. Washington St., died at 7 a.m., Saturday at the Hospice House of Poland.

Mr. Rouse was born June 8, 1942, in Lisbon, a son of the late Edgar Milton and Alice Faye (Conn) Rouse, and had lived his entire life in the Lisbon area.

Carl worked for seven years at the Lisbon Water Department, and later worked for 13 years for the Morning Journal delivering newspapers until he retired in 2006.

He is survived by his former wife, Vivian Rouse; daughter, Cathy Rouse of Lisbon; son, Bruce W. Gilbert of North Lima; sister, Dolores "Dolly" (Bill) Clay of New Springfield, Ohio; and six grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Carl was preceded in death by a son, Michael A. Gilbert; and a granddaughter.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Leach officiating. Burial will follow in the Lisbon Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour prior to the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions to the funeral home to help defray Carl's final expenses.

Friends may also view Carl's memorial webpage and send condolences online at




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