Traudel Richardson

April 6, 1944 ~ February 16, 2020 (age 75)


Traudel Richardson, age 75, passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2020, surrounded by her family at home in Copperas Cove. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, February 21, 2020, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 2903 Rancier Ave in Killeen. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 20, 2020, from 5-6:30 pm followed by a Rosary at 6:30 pm at Scott’s Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

Traudel was born on April 6, 1944, in Zweibrucken, Germany to the late Fritz and Klara Claus Buchner. She attended a Catholic School in Germany and graduated school in Zweibrucken. She married William Richardson in Germany on September 21, 1961, while he was serving in the Army. After a few duty stations, they settled in Copperas Cove in 1976. In Copperas Cove they were members of Holy Family Catholic Church. In 1997, William passed away and she later met Harold Irlbeck and they have shared the past 21 years together. Traudel and Harold loved to dance on the weekends, enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.

Traudel was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one brother, Manfred Buchner and one sister, Helga McCune.

Traudel is survived by her daughter, Peggy Killian and husband, Lynn of Bakersfield, CA; her son, Bill Richardson and wife, Jana of Gatesville; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Traudel also lovingly adopted Harold Irlbeck’s family which includes, Paula Hale and husband, Mark, Mike Irlbeck, Greg Irlbeck; eight additional grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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