ApX Alum Drummer Becomes a First-Time Grandpa
Sat., Mar. 11. 2023 9:31am EST
Congratulations to ApologetiX alum drummer Bill "Moose" Rieger, who recently became a grandfather for the first time.
His oldest daughter, Rebecca, gave birth to a son, Roman Bennet Smeltzer, on February 5.
"I'm now officially the only Rieger male to hold a grandchild," said Bill. Unfortunately, his father and forefathers did not live long enough to experience that blessing.
When he played drums for us from 2001-05 (with a few fill-in concerts before, in 1998-99), he used to tell us that no Rieger male had ever made it past the age of 40. Thankfully, both he and his brother, Rick, have long since shattered that barrier.
Of course, congratulations are also in order to Rebecca; her husband, Alex, and Bill's wife, Chris.
"We're just over the moon in love with him," said Chris.
Praise the Lord for a safe, healthy delivery for both Roman and Rebecca ... and a long life for Bill and his brother!