Shirley Anne Jecker Neumann

April 14, 1933January 5, 2019

Shirley Anne Jecker Neumann passed away on January 5, 2019. She was born in Victoria on April 14, 1933 and was the daughter of Jesse S. Jecker and Martha Wagner Jecker. Jesse S. Jecker was a City of Victoria fireman for many years and was fire chief at the time of his death in 1956. His ancestors were early settlers and prominent Victorians. Martha Jecker was a nurse.

Shirley attended Nazareth Academy and graduated from Patti Welder High School. After attending Victoria College, she was employed as a legal secretary in the office of Joe E. Kelly and later Kelly, Hunt and Cullen, Attorneys at Law. Cecil F. Neumann, a partner in Neumann’s Food Store, and Shirley were married on June 12, 1955. Shirley became a homemaker until later years when she became a working associate at Neumann’s.

She is survived by her daughters, Katherine Brookhouser, Jane Culberson (Alan) and Laurie Foster (Tom) of League City; grandchildren, Katie Meischen (Jeff) of San Antonio, Christine Wenske (Keith) and Kerry Culberson; great grandchildren, Cecilia, Vivienne, and Georgina Meischen of San Antonio and Kaden Wenske; and brother, Lawrence Jecker (Anne) of Plano. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 45 years.

A rosary will be recited at 9:30 am on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Our Lady of Victory Cathedral with the Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 10:00 am. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Cathedral, Our Lady of Victory School or Nazareth Academy.

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  • Cecil F. Neumann, Husband
  • Martha Wagner Jecker, Mother
  • Jesse S. Jecker, Father
  • Katherine Brookhouser, Daughter
  • Jane (Alan) Culberson, Daughter
  • Laurie (Tom) Foster, Daughter
  • Katie (Jeff) Meischen, Grandchild
  • Christine (Keith) Wenske, Grandchild
  • Kerry Culberson, Grandchild
  • Lawrence (Anne) Jecker, Brother
  • Shirley is also leaves great grandchildren Cecilia, Vivienne and Georgina Meischen, and Kaden Wenske to cherish her memory.


  • Rosary Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, January 9, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Shirley Anne Jecker Neumann

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Jeannine Atzenhoffer

January 11, 2019

Kathy, Janie, Laurie & family--though it has been many yrs, I remember your mother fondly. So very sweet, I know you will miss her terribly. I hope all the wonderful family memories you cherish in your hearts will help you through this difficult time. My thoughts & prayers are w/each of you & your momma.

Nancy Gomez

January 9, 2019

My condolences to the family of Shirley Neumann
Mrs Neumann was a very special lady
When I worked with her she would tell me lots of stories of her family
She really loved her family very much
She was always smiling❤️

Sabra Hosek Sauer

January 9, 2019

Sending our sympathy to all of the family. Shirley was sweet and gracious lady. Also sending our love and prayers. Sabra and Craig Sauer and Lil and Henry Hosek, Jr.

Muriel Cullen Argen

January 8, 2019

My deepest sympathy to the family of Shirley Neumann. Shirley was an excellent legal secretary, a faithful Catholic and a friend. She always had a smile and would offer to help me or my family before being asked. Many in heaven are delighted she has joined them
Muriel Cullen Argen
Hilton Head, SC