Renee S. Cann

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.



  • Matthew McNiff Posted October 22, 2023 9:34 pm

    It has been many years since I saw Renee last. We worked at Camp Kitaki together. She was one of the best people that I ever got to know at Camp. Pure of spirit and unmatched in her kindness of others. I am so sorry for the loss of her goodness.

  • Marnie Nessen Posted October 23, 2023 9:57 am

    Jay and kids, my heart is broken into pieces for all of you. I have been following Renee’s progress and have said many prayers for her healing and comfort. I will now pray for each of you and the rest of the family. I am so sorry for your loss 💔

  • Deacon Bart Zavaletta Posted October 23, 2023 12:00 pm

    Dear Alex,
    I would like to offer my sincerest condolences. Please know of my prayers for you and your family during this most difficult time. May the Lord hold your mother in His loving arms and bring comfort to your family. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18

  • Carla and Greg Reiter Posted October 23, 2023 4:45 pm

    Sincere condolences to the Cann and Longhorst families. So sorry we can’t be there in person. Renee was a wonderful woman. We enjoyed spending time with her on our visit to Nebraska when our children were young.

  • Chantel Windeshausen Posted October 23, 2023 5:36 pm

    Renee and I met each other over 20 years ago during a Moms group at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. We instantly connected and I loved her beautiful soul. The world lost a special, sweet, faith filled woman, but Heaven has gained an angel. My deepest condolences. Our prayers and love are with you all.

  • SHERRI MICHAELS Posted October 23, 2023 8:23 pm

    My heart goes out to you all
    Prayers to your family and friends

  • Michelle Woods Posted October 26, 2023 8:16 am

    Kary Johnson messaged me about this last night. I saw it this morning. I am SHOCKED!! HEARTBROKEN! I am sorry I didn’t see this until now. I am SOOOOO sorry! She was AMAZING! I got to know her well when Taylor & Nicole became friends and soccer teammates for years. We shared carpools, rode to out of town games and tournaments. Then Sky and Ali became friends. They also took turns spending the night here and there-like their older sisters. I loved spending time with her. She was AMAZING in SO many ways! Caring, kind, loving, generous, and a good soul. SO sorry for your loss. We jusr found out about an hour ago. I see the visitation is tonight and funeral tomorrow. I am trying to see if we can get to the funeral, but if not, we will do our best to get there tonight for the vistation. I am SO sorry friend!

  • Jenn Goldsmith Posted October 29, 2023 3:46 pm

    Dear Jay and family,

    There’s nothing good to say here. The world lost a great person today. When you think of good people in your life, that touch you somehow… this is her and you. I’m incredibly saddened, sick actually. I wish I could do something. I wish I could ease your pain somehow. I can’t. I pray that our GOD helps see you all through this.

    Jon,Jenn, Ashley and Ryan Goldsmith

  • Dan Irvin Posted October 30, 2023 8:08 am

    I loved and enjoyed teaching your kids. There had to be a super mom for them to turn out so well! With my wife’s M.S. and her brother’s autoimmune issues, I understand a little. My faith gives me joy of Renee’s perfect life now.

  • Sheri (Smeal)Genovese Posted October 30, 2023 10:31 am

    Renee was my classmate in OT school at CU. She always had a smile on her face and was genuinely kind to everyone. I am so very sorry to learn of her passing and will keep her family in my thoughts and prayers.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *