Ronnie Stavena, 74, of Wharton, went home to the Lord on Feb. 8, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Wharton on Oct. 3, 1946 to the late Walter and Nelga Stavena.

He married the love of his life, Honey Korenek Stavena, on Jan. 28, 1972 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Nada. They have been happily married for 49 years.

Ronnie is survived by his loving wife Honey Stavena; his devoted son Jason and wife Lauren of San Marcos; his sister Dee Ann Viktorin of Wharton; and two nieces Brooke and Christie. 

Ronnie was preceded in death by his Mother and Father, his infant son, and his two brothers Chris and Darryl.

Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation Saturday, Feb. 13 at Holy Family Church, 2011 Briar Lane, in Wharton, starting at 9 a.m. A rosary will begin at 9:30 a.m. and funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at the Stavena Family Cemetery in Weimar at 2 p.m.

The family has requested no flowers to be sent, instead please make a donation in Ronnie’s name to Holy Family Church.

Funeral services under the direction of Wharton Funeral Home. Condolences may be left at

Directions to the Stavena family cemetery: From Wharton head to Columbus either via 102, or 71. Go West on I-10. Take Exit 693 (CR 2434) go south (left over I-10) for 8.7 miles. Turn left on to 2103 travel 3 miles south and the gate will be on the right. The gate is about 1/2 mile past where the paved road ends.


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