Carla C. Allenstein, Age: 63
July 26, 1955 -- May 4, 2019

Carla C. Allenstein, 63, a resident of Lenexa, Kansas, passed away May 4, 2019, at the Madonna Rehab Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska as the result of complications from a fall in her home in June 2018.

 

Carla was born in Whitewater, Wisconsin on July 26, 1955, to Dr. Lee and Betty Jo Allenstein.  She graduated from Whitewater High School and then went on to receive a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison and pursued her MBA at Rockhurst University in Kansas City.  

 

She began her professional career in retail at Macy’s in Kansas City, then joined Hallmark Cards also in Kansas City.  On the side she taught piano (Allenstein Piano Studio).  In the mid-90s she resigned from Hallmark and committed herself full time to her piano studio.  This was her true calling.  To watch Carla working with her students in her studio or during one her student’s recitals or competitions was to see someone who truly loved her work.  

 

Her other passions were cooking, gardening, playing bridge (for fun and competitive) and dogs, specifically miniature dachshunds.  Be they her dogs, a friends or a just stranger walking their dog, there was an immediate connection.  There was pure joy for Carla when she helped rescue a dog from a puppy mill.  

 

Carla is survived by her husband of 37 years, Dan Roh, her brother Steve (Karen) Allenstein of Madison, Wisconsin, brother Scott (Donna) of Weyauwega, Wisconsin, sister-in-law Jackie Roh of Greensboro, North Carolina, brother in-law John Roh and sister-in-law Jean Morton Roh of Columbus, Nebraska, brother in-law Pat and sister-in-law Beth Roh of Abie, Nebraska and many beloved nieces and nephews.  

 

A special thanks to family and friends.  Your support and prayers played a critical role in Carla’s drive to “get better” and potentially return home.  

 

There will be an open house at the Porter Funeral Home in Lenexa, Kansas on Saturday, May 25th from 1-3 p.m. followed by a Celebration of Life service at 3 p.m.  Burial will take place on Monday, May 27th at 11 a.m. in the St.s Peter and Paul Cemetery in Abie, Nebraska.

 

Carla, we miss you!

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you consider making a contribution to the following organizations or the charity of your choice:

 

Wag N Train Terrier Rescue

1006 N 77 Street

Omaha, NE 68114

Wagntrainterrierrescue.com

 

Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals

5401 South Street

Lincoln, Nebraska 68506

Madonna.org

 

QLI (This was Carla’s transitional rehab facility/organization in Omaha.) 

6404 North 70th Plaza

Omaha, Nebraska 68104

QLIOmaha.com  

 

 

 

 

 



Condolences

Jeanne Strange May 20 ,2019

neighbor ,Kansas City ,Missouri

To the family of Carla Allenstein. I just want to provide comfort for you during your time of sorrow. Please read the following scriptures in you own copy of the bible and they will give you hope that you will see them again: Acts 24:15, 2 Corinthians 1:2,4, Hebrew 2: 15, John 5:28,29, Acts 17:24,25 John 11:39-44, I Corinthians 15: 26, Job 14, 14, 15 You will find these scriptures give an assured hope that God cares about you and your suffering and has made plans to end death and suffering. Please read the scriptures carefully to get their meaning. If you enjoy what you have read, you can find more interesting information on www.jw.org. Sincerely, Jeanne Strange

Aquinas Alumni Association May 21 ,2019

Dan's alma mater ,David City ,Nebraska

Dan and family, We were saddened to hear about Carla. We hope you find comfort and peace in the knowledge she is now with our Lord and Savior. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Josie and Clyde White May 21 ,2019

Neighbor ,Lenexa ,Kansas

To the Allenstein Family: Please accept our deepest sympathies. Carla was a nice neighbor, always friendly and kind. We will miss her. May God be with Dan and the rest of the family during this difficult time. Josie White and Family

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
May 25 ,2019
Time:
1:00 PM
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Event:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
May 25 ,2019
Time:
3:00 PM
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Event:
Graveside Service
Location:
St. Peter and Paul Cemetery
Address:
City:
Abie
State:
Nebraska
Zip Code:
Date:
May 27 ,2019
Time:
11:00 AM
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