Renee S. Cann
May 31, 1973- October 21, 2023
Renee S. Cann was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Mary T. Langhorst and David A. Langhorst. She grew up in Bellevue, NE, with her brother, Christopher. Renee attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and Bellevue East High School, where she graduated in 1991. She went on to attend Creighton University, earning her B.S. in Occupational Therapy in 1996. She began her professional career at Methodist Hospital in Omaha, where she worked for 24 years with Rehab and Acute Care patients. Always prioritizing her family, she stayed at home to raise her five children: Nicole, Alexander, Allison, Anthony, and Michael during their grade school years, while working part time.
She and James “Jay” F. Cann met shortly after her graduation, while Jay was attending Law School. They married on October 10, 1998, and began their life together in Omaha.
Renee played and enjoyed soccer for the majority of her life, passing her love of the game onto her daughters, who played with local Omaha soccer clubs and at Duchesne Academy. She was a star Varsity Player in high school, played one year at Creighton, played in the Co-Ed over 30 Soccer League, and ran circles around her husband, who also played. She rarely missed a Sporting Kansas City MLS game, either in person or streamed.
She was active with her church and parish, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She was a dance mom for many years, working behind the scenes at her daughters’ dance studio. She managed her daughters’ soccer teams, and was active with the St. James/Seton Home and School Committee. She loved weekend soccer tournament trips with her daughters, attending swim meets and baseball games for her sons, and many band concerts for her family of musicians, and she tolerated many of Jay’s rock n’ roll band rehearsals in the basement.
Renee was a kind-hearted, generous woman who devoted her life to her children and family and was loved by so many.
Renee courageously fought a long, five year battle with an autoimmune disease. She was preceded in death by her father, David. A Langhorst; and father-in-law, James A. Cann. She is survived by her mother, Mary T. Langhorst; husband, James F. Cann; her five children: Nicole, Alexander, Allison, Anthony, and Michael; her brother, Christopher (Amy); niece, Claire; many cousins, aunts, uncles, and countless friends.
VISITATION begins Thursday October 26, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. with a WAKE SERVICE at 7:30 p.m., and further visitation thereafter at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 5419 N. 114 St. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, October 27, 2023, 10 a.m., St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. INTERMENT: Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Duchesne Academy, Creighton Prep, or St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church.