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Eleanor Angela Nycz (Solberg)

Eleanor Angela Nycz (Solberg)

March 6th, 1917  –  August 3rd, 2018

  101 yrs old

Born in Chicago, Il, Eleanor lived a full and memorable life and was loved by everyone she met. Eleanor traveled the country as a professional dancer and later joined the U.S.O. to bring comfort to the troops during W.W.2.  Later becoming and loving wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her first husband Russell Bercier, her two sons, Richard Bercier and Ronald Bercier.  She is survived by her loving daughter, Janine Zinke and husband Curt Zinke. She also had a beautiful life with her second husband, Anthony Nycz who shared many years of happiness with her. She was an adoring grandmother of 5.  Dawn (Steve) Davis, Michelle (Mike) Graydon, David (Deanna) Aardema, Amie Winiarski, and Jennifer (Joey) Lira. She was the Great-Grandmother of 14.  Alexis, Alex, Kaylan, Johnny, Piper, Aubree, Ellie, Elizabeth, Brianna, Ariana, Jonathan, Liv, Mila, and Chase.  One Great-Great Grandchild, Maverick.She will be remembered always for her kindness, her wonderful sense of humor and her loving nature.

In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated for Suncrest Hospice of Phoenix  4650 E. Cotton Center Blvd, Ste 110, Phx, AZ 85040.


  • Judy McMullen Posted August 7, 2018 12:55 PM

    I had the honor of knowing Eleanor for many years. She was always the very color coordinated lady as her clothes were smartly matched, even her earrings. She shared many stories of her life as an entertainer to the troops and was very proud to be able to bring some smiles into their lives.
    Eleanor was a wonderful grandma being proud of each of them. She was thrilled to be a great grandma. Unfortunately, she didn’t get to know little Maverick, her great great grandson, as long as the rest of the family.
    She may be gone but the way she touched people will keep her memory alive.
    Your time has come to leave us and join your loved ones on the other side.

  • Deanna Sanchez Aardema Posted August 7, 2018 2:59 PM

    It’s the little things, the small occurrences that we’ll always remember. The laughs, the stories, her humorous and bold personality and her unconditional love. She welcomed me into her family with open arms and always said to love and respect one another. She was definitely a precious gift from heaven and I will forever miss our beloved grandmother. – Deanna S Aardema (grand daughter-in-law)

  • Nelly Fix Posted August 8, 2018 10:07 AM

    It was my pleasure to be part of Elionor’s life and care for 2 1/2 years. Even though was a new meeting every day she had much to give to everyone. Her life was beautiful with a touch of different spyces like she only knew how to do. You will always have a place in my heart.
    “Thank you Jenine and Curt for let me be part of her life”

  • JOYCE A SALZMAN Posted August 8, 2018 8:21 PM

    Eleanor was my 2nd Mom..throughout my childhood, she was the epitome of style, class and had a grace about her that showed her enchanting personality. She is dancing free in heaven with all those that have gone before her, with a twinkle in her eye and a smile that would brightened any room. May she rest in peace and happiness. You will be missed! Much love to the family!

  • Dawn Davis Posted August 10, 2018 9:12 AM

    In life the question is always asked, Who do you look up to? Most admire? Who is your hero? For me, that was always you. A grandmother who made everything and everyone feel special. A strong woman who danced 171 performances to over 122,161 troops in combat zones! She was selfless, and contributed so much love to not only our family but to the world!

  • Jennifer Lira (Bercier) Posted August 20, 2018 8:10 PM

    Most people know that my grandma Eleanor was a beautiful & talented woman who led an extrodinary life, however what I will remember best about her is the feeling of love and comfort at grandma’s house, going through her old albums, playing cards, baking peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, riding the golf cart & feeding the ducks, feeding my vegetables to her spoiled, loveable dog Tammy, her famous crepes for breakfast & all the memories of trips to grandma’s house. It’s funny how a person can live to over 100 years old and you still feel as if you didn’t have enough time with them. I will always cherish my time with her. I am so happy that my dad and Uncle Ron will have her with them in Heaven. I imagine her up there nagging them now. Lol. In a loving way of course.

  • Carter Family Posted August 27, 2018 4:19 PM

    Please accept our condolences for the loss of Eleanor. We pray our loving Heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18) grants you peace during this difficult time.

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