Dave Siefker stands in front of the farm building where the door has been blown to the roof. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)
Dave Siefker stands in front of the farm building where the door has been blown to the roof. (Putnam Sentinel/Nancy Kline)

COLUMBUS GROVE — When Bev Siefker when back to the farm house and buildings behind their house between Kalida and Columbus Grove last Thursday afternoon, she noticed one of the doors on one of the farm buildings, appeared missing. At first she thought her husband may have decided to do work on the door and had taken it off.

Then she wondered if possibly the wind from the day before had caught the sliding door and blew it into field.

She texted her husband Dave at work to tell him about the door. David’s brother came down and checked on the door. He discovered the sliding door was still attached to the building by the door track on top. Only the door had completed flipped up to lay on top of the roof of the building.

“We were home at the time it probably happened,” David said. “But we didn’t know anything like that had happened until the next day.”

Safety Service personnel who responded to a semi blowing over on it’s side near Columbus Grove on that same Tuesday, said there were reports of winds gusts of over 60 mph on March 8.

He said a contractor who does work for him is devising a plan on how to remove the door from its new position.

“He said he will probably have to tear it apart to take it down,” David said.

The Siefkers live in a new home at the start of a farm lane. The buildings and the Siefker homestead are north of the Siefker home.

David said the building, now missing a door, was built in 1973. The farm home is the original farmstead of his grandfather.

“No one’s living there now,” he said.