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Cubs fan takes final breath after learning team would make it to the World Series

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

A big Cubs fan fulfills one last dream.

An Iowa man learns the team made it to the World Series seconds before he passed away. 

Marion Moser is  remembered by so many. The Cubs fan passed away at the age of 91 a few weeks ago, but his story lives on.

Marion found out his heart and kidneys were failing, so he decided to live out the rest of his life at home with his family.

He wanted to make sure he was around when the Cubs made it to the World Series.

His daughter gave him updates on how the game on Saturday, October 22 was going.

She remembers telling her dad the Cubs made it.

 "I said dad you're not going to believe this, but after 71 years, it's five to zero. The Cubs are going to go to the World Series. His body just let him take one last breath, and he passed away right there," daughter Kristin Green said.

Marion was a huge fan of baseball in general. He was actually a pitcher in Delaware County for 10 years after high school.

Marion was also known for his love of John Deere, gardening, and selling popcorn. He used to hand-shuck corn all winter long that he sold at farmers markets..

One thing he didn't get to do was he wanted to sell popcorn in Vinton at the Fall craft and bake sale on November 5th, 2016. This was at the Vinton Skate and Activity Center. His daughter is going to sell popcorn there in his honor. 

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