A native of Lohrville, Iowa, he went to work for Frontier
Airline in Denver, Colo., following high school. He spent 11 years
with the company, as a ticket agent and in operations. He told
Marcia Schlegelmilch in an earlier interview for the York
News-Times that he was able to do a lot of traveling, but he
“couldn’t help thinking there was more to life.
“The good Lord was working on me,” he said. “Then I realized I
could go anywhere, the world was small. There must be more to this
life. A lot of the things that I do now have ramifications that go
beyond this life and that is very fulfilling. To help other people
put that in perspective.”
Father Tasler received his degree in general studies and
humanities at Mt. St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg, Md. He also held master
degrees in theology and divinity.
Father Tasler said his decision to become a priest came later
in life for him than most, as he was ordained in 1990.
“Really, this life is a counter culture to some degree,” he
said in the earlier interview. “It makes a lot more sense since I
have experienced some things in life.”
From 1990-96, he served three parishes in Lincoln as assistant
priest, served a parish in Bellwood and a rural congregation near
David City. During those six years, he continued his education at
the University of Nebraska, obtaining a degree in education
administration in 1997.