Miroslav Lapas was born on Thursday, July 5, 1956 to Duto and Amalya Lapas in Croatia. In his teens, Miro worked at a meat packing plant in Germany. In 1974 at the age of 18, he left Yugoslavia and came to the US. He settled in Tyndall, SD where he worked for Peschl’s Meat Market for several years. For a time, Miro drove back and forth between Tyndall and Sioux City to work at IBP packing plant. He also worked at CR Industries in Springfield.
Miro was very handy and talented. His skills encompassed butchering, plumbing, electrical work, handy-man construction, and much more. He loved to garden and to make and share his very popular wine.
Miro died on Monday, July 14, 2014 at his residence in Tyndall having attained the age of 58 years and 9 days. He is survived and remembered by his many friends.