Chad was born on December 7, 1967 at Worthington, Minnesota, the son of Gary and Ginger (Behrens) Highstrom. He grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School.
Chad lived and worked in the Sioux Falls area most of his life. He loved motorcycles and enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his father, Gary of Yankton; mother, Ginger Nylen of Sioux Falls; three children, Josh and Micah of Texas and Mersadez of Rapid City; and three brothers, Patrick Highstrom of Yankton, Shane Highstrom of Sioux Falls and Jason Nylen of Rapid City.
A private family service will be held at Hills of Rest Cemetery, Sioux Falls.