RUMFORD – Hermann B. Lange, 88, of Bernadine Street in Rumford, died Tuesday, May 9, after a brief illness.

He was born in Queens, N.Y., on Dec. 21, 1917, a son of Joseph H. and Maria E. (Whittkampk) Lange.

He was educated in Long Island, N.Y., schools, and was a graduate of Jamaica High School, Class of 1936.

He served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the American and Pacific Theatres of operation. Following the war, he continued to serve his country in the Naval Reserve with a total of 39 years of service.

He was employed for more than 25 years in the maintenance department at Boise Cascade.

He was a communicant of St. Athanasius and St. John Catholic Church. He was a member of the Boise 25-year club, the American Legion, the VFW and the Rumford Lodge of Elks.

He enjoyed doing home projects, and spending time at his camp at Horseshoe Valley. He also loved to cook and travel, and was an avid hunter.

He is survived by three sons, David R. Prevost and wife, Priscilla, of Rumford, Douglas A. Prevost and wife, Vicki, of South Portland and Donald L. Prevost and companion, Sandra Fish, of Rumford; three grandchildren, Kristyn, Kelley and Kevin Prevost; and nieces. .

He was predeceased by his parents; his first wife, Bella Lange July 14, 1966; his second wife, Theresa (Prevost) Lange Nov. 1, 2000; and a brother, Rudolph Lange in 1989.