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Dubuque man dies in the Lake of the Ozarks

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Authorities say an Iowa man has died in the Lake of the Ozarks.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 51-year-old Andy G. Burgmeier, of Dubuque, Iowa, died Saturday in the Anderson Hollow Cove. The patrol says he didn't surface after leaving a boat voluntarily.

His body was located by a scanner and recovered.

Burgmeier had five children, all who had gone through Holy Family Catholic Schools in Dubuque, said Wahlert Athletic Director Tom English.

English and other members of the Wahlert community taking time to remember Burgmeier during an annual golf outing Monday.

"An event like today brings everybody a little bit together, and a lot of stories about Andy a lot of talk about him and his family and what he meant to us, so I think that'll be a start in the right direction."

English said he first heard Burgmeier was missing over the weekend through social media.  He got the word Sunday afternoon that he had died.

"Disbelief, shock," he said. "Just seems unjust that a guy like that can be taken so young. Just a great individual, had a lot of life yet to live, tremendous person."

English said Burgmeier was heavily involved in Wahlert activities, and said he'll miss seeing him around.

"I think everybody's still in shock over the loss of Andy, he's a tremendous individual. He's one of those guys that everyone calls him their friend. Just a great, positive guy. Attends everything at Wahlert Catholic, every event, for the whole system, for the Holy Family system. Everyone seems to have known him, or known someone in his family, and it's just a tremendous loss for us," he said.

KWWL's Brad Hanson contributed to this report.

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