Todd was born September 29, 1977, to Darnell and Nancy Pringnitz in Grand Haven, Michigan. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Todd was a graduate of Grand Haven High School, Class of 1996, and continued his studies at Ferris State University while working at Fleet Engineering in Muskegon.
Todd was an avid outdoorsman from a young age, enjoying cycling, skiing and hiking. At the age of 12, Todd realized his passion for bowhunting whitetail deer, which later in life led him to Iowa, where he created White Knuckle Productions; producing hunting videos and later podcasts. He was an entrepreneur/engineer securing many patents. He developed Wicked Tree Gear Products and his latest invention, Tree Thrasher. His passion for hunting led him on many adventures, resulting in not only a collection of trophy bucks but more importantly creating a bond with the many friends he made in the hunting industry.
Todd met the love of his life, Katie Kongable, on a blind date; and they were married June 29, 2012, in Jamaica. Todd and Katie were blessed with a son, Baker Alan.
Todd is survived by his wife, Katie; son, Baker; father and mother, Darnell and Nancy; sister, Lisa (Mike) Lepo; father- and mother-in-law, Randy and Linda Kongable; brothers-in-law, Mitch Kongable and Trevor (Alexa) Kongable; nieces: Aidan Lepo, Isabelle, Aliza and Aspen Kongable; and nephews: Cyrus Lepo, and Christian and Knox Kongable.
A funeral in Iowa will be held on Saturday, March 9, at 2 p.m., with visitation beginning at 12:30 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, 803 E. Mapleleaf Drive, Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be made to: The Baker College Fund.
A Michigan service and celebration of life will be announced at a later date.