Charles & Helge Terrill

Fund Type: Memorial Donations

Moundsville, WV

Fundraiser ends on August 27, 2026

Join us in honoring the lives and memories of Charles and Helge Rupp Terrill, remarkable Americans who dedicated their lives to our country and one another. Helping St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Join us in honoring the lives and memories of Charles and Helge Rupp Terrill, remarkable Americans who dedicated their lives to our country and one another.
Born on April 12, 1945, in Dallas, WV, Charles exemplified the true meaning of patriotism, selflessness and kindness. He made his life’s work serving in the United States Army for 28 and a half years, reaching the rank of Command Sergeant Major before he retired.
While serving in Germany, Charles met and married the love of his life Helge. Helge was born in Lampertheim, Germany on October 26, 1943. At the age of 20 Helge was swept off her feet by a US Army soldier, Charles Terrill and for the next 57 years she was right by Charles side, as a very devoted Army wife. Although Helge was a native of Germany and proud of her heritage, she studied hard and on March 9, 1978 in Springfield, MO she very proudly became an American Citizen. Helge passed away in Wheeling, WV on September 23, 2022.

Today, we come together to celebrate their lives by raising funds for a cause that was dear to their hearts, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Charles and Helge believed in the power of compassion and the importance of helping those in need. They understood that every child deserves a chance at a healthy and happy life, regardless of their circumstances. With this in mind, they tirelessly championed the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospital, an organization that provides specialized care and support to children battling life-threatening illness. This crowd funding campaign serves as a testament to Charles and Helge’s unwavering commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others. By donating in their memory, you can carry on their legacy and continue their incredible work. Your contribution will directly support the invaluable services offered by St. Jude, ensuring that children receive the medical treatment they desperately need.


Throughout their lives, Charles and Helge shared a deep love and an unbreakable bond. By contributing to this cause, we honor the memory of both Charles and Helge, knowing their spirits live on through our acts of kindness. Together, let’s make a difference in the lives of children and families facing unimaginable challenges. Every dollar donated brings us one step closer to providing hope, healing and a brighter future for those who need it most. Join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Charles and Helge Terrill by making a donation today. Together, we can create a lasting impact and continue their mission of compassion.

Thank you for your generosity and support.

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This fundraiser has been created in partnership with
Altmeyer Funeral Home
118 Grant Ave., Moundsville, WV 26041

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Charles Terrill

248 days ago

In memory of a loving, sweet wife of 57 years and 28 1/2 years of challenging and rewarding service in the United States Army.

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Charles Terrill

248 days ago

I have an angel in Heaven. My loving wife Helge, you make my sky look brighter by being up there. 💕

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