Gail E. Tuzee

January 24, 1934 - July 1, 2018

Gail Elaine Tuzee, 84 of Cape Coral, Fl, loving wife, mother, and grandmother; passed to eternal life peacefully with her family surrounding her in her home in Cape Coral, Fl. on July 1, 2018.

Gail was born in Minneapolis, MN to Glenn and Helen (Goodrich) Severson. She moved to Milwaukee in 1939 and graduated from West Division High School in 1951. Gail was an amazing artist, painter, and writer and attended the esteemed Layton School Of Art in Milwaukee, WI. She married her husband, Reynold, in 1955. After traveling the world for the Service, they returned to Milwaukee and created a beautiful life and family there. Her later and happiest years were spent in Marenisco Mi/Presque Isle WI in a log house on a lake in the Northwoods.

Gail was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Cape Coral and All Saints Lutheran Church in Wakefield, MI and very active in the church. She gave her time volunteering at Cape Coral Hospital. She often enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and had a fondness for all animals.

Gail is preceded in death by her daughter, Elizabeth “Betsy” Tuzee and her parents Glenn and Helen Severson. She is survived by her loving husband of 62 yrs, Reynold Tuzee. Her loving daughter, Leslie Tuzee of Tampa, FL (Brian Canestraro), and her two amazing and loving grandchildren Allen Canestraro of USF, and Allison Canestraro of GT (Sebastian Sanchez)

Memorial Services will be held 5:00 PM Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at Christ Lutheran Church, 2507 Del Prado Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33904.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Gail Elaine Tuzee are suggested in lieu of flowers to The H.O.P.E Animal Shelter of Ironwood, MI, PO BOX 261, Ironwood, MI 49938 by mail or online at

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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