Jennifer L. Jani

Jennifer Lynn Jani (nee Youngmark), 42, of Brookfield and formerly of Aurora, died unexpectedly on Jan. 15, 2022. 

Ms. Jani worked as a warehouse compliance coordinator for DHL Global Forwarding. She loved life and had a gift for bringing those she loved together. She was passionate about her daughter Amelia’s Girl Scout and softball activities. She loved being a part of the Brookfield Women’s Club, cheering on the Cubs and singing along to any music she heard. She is fiercely loved and will be forever missed.

She was the wife of John Jani; the mother of Amelia; the daughter of John (Tiffany) Youngmark and Karen Fatout; the sister of Mary Youngmark, Heather Youngmark and Chelsea (Ryan) Hammer; the aunt of Connor Hammer; the daughter-in-law of John (Ruth) Jani and Elizabeth (Peter) Jaffe; the sister-in-law of Jeff Jani; and the granddaughter of Barb Fatout. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Samuel Fatout and Don and Winifred Youngmark. Jennifer was a friend to so many.

Services have been held. Interment was private. A recording of the service can be found at

Memorials are appreciated to the Brookfield Little League, P.O. Box 94, Brookfield, 60513; Girls Scouts of Greater Chicago, 20 S. Clark St., Suite 200, Chicago, 60603; or the Brookfield Women’s Club. Check donations can be sent to First National Bank of Brookfield, Zelle, Venmo @brookfieldwomensclub.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.

If you wish to send a sympathy card to the family, send it to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o the Jennifer Jani family.