Raymond Andrew “Ace” Housman, age 75, of Dwight, Illinois and formerly of Braidwood, Illinois passed away Saturday, October 22, 2022 at OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa, Illinois. Born January 25, 1947 in Braidwood to the late Andrew Raymond and Ruth L. (nee Stevens) Housman. Raymond was a union carpenter with Local #174. He enjoyed watching old westerns and fishing with his grandson. Surviving are three children:  Cindy (Bernie) Studyvin of Joliet; Daniel Fredrick Lee (fiance, Tricia Boyne) Housman of Dwight; and James Clifford Housman of Pontiac, Illinois; two grandchildren, Leeann (George Henry) Hall and Mark Allen Redman, Jr.; two great-grandsons, George Henry Hall III, “Junior” and Leeland Ray Hall. Also surviving are six brothers: Donald (the late Donna) Housman, David (Jan) Housman, William (the late Brenda) Housman, Nathan (Kay) Housman, Richard (the late Joyce) Housman, and George (Angie) Housman; seven sisters: Peggy (Ronald) Wendel, Carol (Gary) Zilm, Patricia (the late Ray) Sox, Penelope Runyan, Karen (John) Hufford, Hope (the late Tony) Wilson, and Rhonda Housman; sisters-in-law: Mary Housman and Linda Housman; and numerous nieces, nephews and many cousins. Preceding him in death were his parents, Andrew and Ruth; wife, Linda Lee (nee Lutomski) Housman (6/30/2015), whom he married December 9, 1974; three brothers, Ronald Housman, Warren Housman, and Ralph Housman; and one sister, Marilyn Housman. Cremation rites to be accorded. Memorial visitation will be at the R. W. Patterson Funeral Home &  Crematory, Braid-wood, Sunday, November 6, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until the time of memorial services beginning at 4:00 p.m. For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find us on Facebook.