By Correne Martin
He genuinely lived by the Cubbies.
And, now, he’s rooting for them in the World Series—from heaven.
Dustin Eglseder, a young man from Guttenberg, Iowa, died from osteosarcoma in July 2008. He was just 23 years old.
Unfortunately, throughout his two short decades on earth, he never got to see his favorite team play in Major League Baseball’s championship game. Nor have many of the Chicago Cubs’ greatest fans, at least not since 1945, the last time they appeared in the World Series.
Yet, for this crew’s unbelievable season, it seems, Dustin’s got the best seat in the house.
Growing up in a home full of Cubs fans, Dustin never missed a game. He was turned on to them by his parents, Rose Eglseder (longtime employee at Crossing Rivers Health) and John Eglseder, both of Guttenberg, and by Rose’s dad, the late Howard “Joe” Vorwald—who was in the service for the Cubs’ title series 71 years ago.