Elaine Winchel, 63, of Rockford, Ill., died on Thursday, July 25, 2013.

She was born in Spring Valley, on Dec. 21, 1948, the daughter of Floyd and Florence Allen. She married Raymond Winchel in Belvidere, Ill., in 1973. Mrs. Winchel worked several years as a dietary aide at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. She enjoyed exercising and attending Bible study. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her husband, Ray; sons, Michael Keim, Robert Keim, Steve Winchel and Don Winchel; daughter, Geidy (Clint) Chia; brother, Darryl Allen; sisters, Linda (Jim), Karen (Bud), Diane (Floyd) and Mary Jo (Paul); grandchildren, Justin Keim, Catherine Keim, Michael Keim, Emma Winchel and Glenn Winchel; great-grandchildren, Braydon, Mckenzie , J.J. and Isaiah.

She was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Junior Allen, Jerry Allen and Vern Allen; and a sister, Shirley.

Private family services will be held at a later date. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory in Rockford.