Zoran was born on September 8, 1960 in Osijek, Croatia, the son of Milorad and Katica Popovic. He grew up in Novi Grad, Bosnia. After secondary school, Zoran went to culinary school in Osijek.
Zoran worked as a chef for ten years on several cargo ships and saw many parts of the world. In 1996, he moved to Sioux Falls. He was married to Sophia and they had a son, Damir. Zoran worked at Raven Industries in Sioux Falls for several years. He then moved to Florida for three years and then returned to Sioux Falls. He worked for Hyrdo Klean of Sioux Falls until his health caused him to retire early.
Zoran passed away on August 17, 2019 at Ava's House in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Zoran enjoyed going fishing, listening to music and collecting stereo equipment. He liked luxury cars, especially BMWs.
He is survived by his parents; his son, Damir of Minnesota, a son, De’Adrian of Sioux Falls and his mother, Shandi; a brother, Damir (Sladjana) Popovic of Sioux Falls; and two step-sisters, Mira and Marica; and his previous wife, Sophia.